Definition of Trumpeter

1. Noun. A musician who plays the trumpet or cornet.

Exact synonyms: Cornetist
Specialized synonyms: Bugler
Generic synonyms: Instrumentalist, Musician, Player
Specialized synonyms: Armstrong, Louis Armstrong, Satchmo, Dizzy Gillespie, Gillespie, John Birks Gillespie
Derivative terms: Cornet, Trumpet

2. Noun. (formal) a person who announces important news. "The chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet"
Exact synonyms: Herald
Language type: Formality
Generic synonyms: Courier, Messenger
Derivative terms: Trumpet, Trumpet

3. Noun. Large gregarious crane-like bird of the forests of South America having glossy black plumage and a loud prolonged cry; easily domesticated.
Generic synonyms: Wader, Wading Bird
Group relationships: Genus Psophia, Psophia
Specialized synonyms: Brazilian Trumpeter, Psophia Crepitans

4. Noun. Large pure white wild swan of western North America having a sonorous cry.
Exact synonyms: Cygnus Buccinator, Trumpeter Swan
Generic synonyms: Swan
Group relationships: Cygnus, Genus Cygnus

Definition of Trumpeter

1. n. One who sounds a trumpet.

Definition of Trumpeter

1. Noun. A person who plays the trumpet. ¹

2. Noun. Any of three species of bird in the family Psophiidae from South America named for the trumpeting threat call of the males. ¹

3. Noun. Any of a number of breeds of domestic fancy pigeon in the family Columbidae (originally bred for their peculiar gurgling voice, a prolonged coo called "trumpeting" or "drumming"). ¹

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Definition of Trumpeter

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Medical Definition of Trumpeter

1. 1. One who sounds a trumpet. 2. One who proclaims, publishes, or denounces. "These men are good trumpeters." (Bacon) 3. Any one of several species of long-legged South American birds of the genus Psophia, especially P. Crepitans, which is abundant, and often domesticated and kept with other poultry by the natives. They are allied to the cranes. So called from their loud cry. Called also agami, and yakamik. A variety of the domestic pigeon. An American swan (Olor buccinator) which has a very loud note. 4. A large edible fish (Latris hecateia) of the family Cirrhitidae, native of Tasmania and New Zealand. It sometimes weighs as much as fifty or sixty pounds, and is highly esteemed as a food fish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trumpeter

trumpet arch
trumpet creeper
trumpet flower
trumpet honeysuckle
trumpet section
trumpet sign
trumpet tree
trumpet vine
trumpet weed
trumpeter (current term)
trumpeter pigeon
trumpeter swan
trumpeter swans

Literary usage of Trumpeter

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1. The Victor Book of the Opera by Henry William Simon (1915)
"THE trumpeter OF SACKING EN OPERA IN THREE ACTS AND A PROLOGUE Text by B. Bunge ; music by Victor Nessler. First production Leip- sic, 1884. ..."

2. The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow by Curtis Hidden Page (1905)
"Blow trumpeter free and clear, I follow thee, While at thy liquid prelude, ... 20 Blow again trumpeter ! and for my sensuous eyes, Bring the old pageants, ..."

3. Turkish Literature; Comprising Fables, Belles-lettres and Sacred Traditions by Epiphanius Wilson (1901)
"THE ARCHER AND THE trumpeter The Archer and the trumpeter were ... The Archer boasted of his skill as a warrior, and asked the trumpeter if he bore arms. ..."

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