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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

trumpetverb

 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.
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trumpetnoun [C]

uk   /ˈtrʌm.pɪt/  us   /ˈtrʌm.pət/
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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trumpetverb

uk   /ˈtrʌm.pɪt/  us   /ˈtrʌm.pət/
  • 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.
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