trumpet Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"trumpet" in British English

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trumpetnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtrʌm.pɪt/
B1 a brassmusicalinstrument consisting of a ​metaltube with one ​narrow end, into which the ​playerblows, and one ​wide end. Three ​buttons are ​pressed in ​order to ​changenotes.
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uk   us   /ˈtrʌm.pɪt/

trumpet verb (ANIMAL CALL)

[I] (of a ​largeanimal, ​especially an elephant) to ​produce a ​loudcall: We could ​hear the ​elephants trumpeting in the ​distance.

trumpet verb (ANNOUNCE)

[T] mainly disapproving to ​announce or ​talk about something ​proudly to a lot of ​people: The ​museum has been loudly trumpeting ​itsreputation as one of the ​finest. Their much-trumpeted "​lowlowprices" ​affect only five ​percent of the ​goods that they ​sell.
(Definition of trumpet from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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trumpetnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈtrʌm·pɪt/

trumpet noun [C/U] (INSTRUMENT)

a ​brassmusicalinstrument that ​plays high ​notes, with ​keys that are ​pressed to ​vary the ​notes and ​played by ​blowing into it, or this ​type of ​instrumentgenerally; a ​horn


 us   /ˈtrʌm·pət/

trumpet verb (ANIMAL CALL)

[I] (of an ​animal, esp. an ​elephant) to ​produce a ​loudcall: We ​heard the ​elephants trumpeting in the ​distance.

trumpet verb (MAKE KNOWN)

[T] to make ​peopleaware of something ​important: He’s been trumpeting ​politicalreform for ​years. The ​boys were not ​shy about trumpeting ​their successes.
(Definition of trumpet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “trumpet”
in Korean 트럼펫…
in Arabic تُرومْبيت (آلة موسيقِيّة)…
in Malaysian trompet, deruman…
in French trompette, barrissement…
in Russian труба…
in Chinese (Traditional) 小號, 喇叭…
in Italian tromba…
in Turkish trompet, boru…
in Polish trąbka…
in Spanish trompeta, barrito…
in Vietnamese kèn trompet, tiếng voi rống…
in Portuguese trompete…
in Thai แตร, เสียงเหมือนแตร…
in German die Trompete, der Trompetenstoß…
in Catalan trompeta…
in Japanese トランペット…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小号, 喇叭…
in Indonesian terompet, lengkingan gajah…
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