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trumpet

trum·pet

trumpet

 
pronunciation:
truhm piht
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a brass wind instrument. Trumpets have three valves on a looped tube that ends in a bell shape. Trumpets produce bright, strong, piercing tones.
similar words:
bugle, cornet, horn
definition 2: a loud, piercing sound or call, especially that made by an elephant.
similar words:
bellow, blare, blast
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: trumpeted, trumpeting, trumpets
definition: to make a trumpet-like sound or call.
The elephant trumpeted at the trespassing baboon.
synonyms:
blare
similar words:
bellow, resound, roar, thunder, wail
derivation: trumpetlike (adj.)
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