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trumpet

noun [C] uk   /ˈtrʌm.pɪt/ us  
B1 a brass musical instrument consisting of a metal tube with one narrow end, into which the player blows, and one wide end. Three buttons are pressed in order to change notes.

trumpet

verb uk   /ˈtrʌm.pɪt/ us  

trumpet verb (ANIMAL CALL)

[I] (of a large animal, especially an elephant) to produce a loud call: 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 its reputation as one of the finest. Their much-trumpeted price cuts affect only five percent of the goods that they sell.
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