Meaning of “bugle” in the English Dictionary

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"bugle" in British English

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buglenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbjuː.ɡəl/ us /ˈbjuː.ɡəl/

Examples from literature

  • A canteen and an army cap with a bullet-hole through the crown, hung over her desk, and a battered bugle, that had sounded many a triumphant charge, swung from the corner of her mirror. 

(Definition of “bugle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bugle" in American English

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buglenoun [ C ]

us /ˈbju·ɡəl/

a small brass musical instrument, used esp. in the military, played by blowing into it

(Definition of “bugle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)