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bugle1

bu·gle1

bugle1

 
pronunciation:
byu gl
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a horn similar to a trumpet or cornet, but usu. without keys or valves.
The soldiers woke at the sound of the bugle.
 
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: bugled, bugles, bugling
definition 1: to play a bugle.
definition 2: of some animals, to make a sound like that of a bugle.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to summon by playing the bugle.
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derivation: bugler (n.)
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