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trumpet

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈtrʌm.pɪt/
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.
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trumpet

verb uk   us   /ˈtrʌm.pɪt/

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.
Translations of “trumpet”
in Arabic تُرومْبيت (آلة موسيقِيّة)…
in Korean 트럼펫…
in Malaysian trompet, deruman…
in French trompette, barrissement…
in Turkish trompet, boru…
in Italian tromba…
in Chinese (Traditional) 小號, 喇叭…
in Russian труба…
in Polish trąbka…
in Vietnamese kèn trompet, tiếng voi rống…
in Spanish trompeta, barrito…
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 Indonesian terompet, lengkingan gajah…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小号, 喇叭…
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