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trumpetnoun [C/U]

us   /ˈtrʌm·pɪt/
  • trumpet noun [C/U] (INSTRUMENT)

a brass musical instrument that plays high notes, with keys that are pressed to vary the notes and played by blowing into it, or this type of instrument generally; a horn

trumpetverb

us   /ˈtrʌm·pət/
  • trumpet verb (ANIMAL CALL)

[I] (of an animal, esp. an elephant) to produce a loud call: We heard the elephants trumpeting in the distance.
  • trumpet verb (MAKE KNOWN)

[T] to make people aware of something important: He’s been trumpeting political reform 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 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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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 its reputation as one of the finest. Their much-trumpeted "low low prices" affect only five percent of the goods that they sell.
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