• WordNet 3.6
    • n trumpeter large pure white wild swan of western North America having a sonorous cry
    • n trumpeter large gregarious crane-like bird of the forests of South America having glossy black plumage and a loud prolonged cry; easily domesticated
    • n trumpeter (formal) a person who announces important news "the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet"
    • n trumpeter a musician who plays the trumpet or cornet
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Trumpeter Taken Prisoner The Trumpeter Taken Prisoner
"Blow Up the Trumpet in the New Moon." "Blow Up the Trumpet in the New Moon."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A ear trumpet was used before the hearing aid was invented by people who had difficulty hearing
    • Trumpeter (Zoöl) A large edible fish (Latris hecateia) of the family Cirrhitidæ, native of Tasmania and New Zealand. It sometimes weighs as much as fifty or sixty pounds, and is highly esteemed as a food fish.
    • Trumpeter (Zoöl) A variety of the domestic pigeon.
    • Trumpeter (Zoöl) An American swan (Olor buccinator) which has a very loud note.
    • Trumpeter (Zoöl) Any one of several species of long-legged South American birds of the genus Psophia, especially Psophia 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.
    • Trumpeter One who proclaims, publishes, or denounces. "These men are good trumpeters ."
    • Trumpeter One who sounds a trumpet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The brass family of instruments include the trumpet, trombone, tuba, cornet, flügelhorn, French horn, saxhorn, and sousaphone. While they are usually made of brass today, in the past they were made of wood, horn, and glass.
    • n trumpeter In Tasmania, Latris forsteri, a flsh belonging to the family Cirritidæ.
    • n trumpeter One who sounds a trumpet.
    • n trumpeter One who proclaims or publishes.
    • n trumpeter A breed of domestic pigeons, so called from the peculiarity of their cooing. There are several color-varieties.
    • n trumpeter A South American bird of the genus Psophia or family Psophiidæ. The common or gold-breasted trumpeter is P. crepitans; there are several others. See cut under agami.
    • n trumpeter The trumpeter-swan, Olor buccinator, the largest swan of North America, distinguished from the common swan, or whistler, by having no yellow spot on the bill, which is also differently shaped, the nostrils occupying a different relative position, as well as by its notably larger size. It inhabits chiefly western parts of the continent, but has been seen in Canada. See cut in next column, and compare hooper, a name of an English swan.
    • n trumpeter A large food-fish of New Zealand and Australian waters, Latris hecateia, belonging to the family Cirritidæ, and attaining a weight of about 60 pounds.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Neither the saxophone, the tuba, the coronet, nor the valve trumpet existed before 1800.
    • Trumpeter one who sounds on the trumpet the regimental calls and signals: one who proclaims, praises, or denounces: a genus of crane-like birds of British Guiana, &c.: one of the whistling swans: a kind of domestic pigeon: a large New Zealand food-fish
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  • Theodore M. Hesburgh
    Theodore M. Hesburgh
    “The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.”
  • J. Donald Walters
    J. Donald Walters
    “Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance.”
  • Aneurin Bevan
    “He seems determined to make a trumpet sound like a tin whistle.”
  • Nkrumah Farrar
    Nkrumah Farrar
    “Humility has no home in celebrity. Be humble in your direct dealings with people, but unafraid to trumpet your greatness to the public.”


Blow your own trumpet - If someone blows their own trumpet, they boast about their talents and achievements. ('Blow your own horn' is an alternative form.)


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. trompette, dim. of trompe.


In literature:

This great Epistle to the Galatians is the trumpet call and clarion proclamation of Christian liberty.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
The trumpeting and crashing sounds drew nearer.
"The Two Supercargoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
Raising his trunk, and trumpeting with rage, on came the elephant.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
In the excess of his joy the Kid let out a blast on the trumpet that fairly shook the building.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
The sound of chopping instantly ceased, and the Roman trumpets blew to arms.
"For the Temple" by G. A. Henty
Andy roared, the bystanders laughed, and the trumpeter triumphed in his wit.
"Handy Andy, Volume One" by Samuel Lover
Whenever Arthur appeared before his people, church-bells were joyously rung and trumpets were sounded.
"King Arthur and His Knights" by Maude L. Radford
There are plenty of younger lads than you are trumpeters in the cavalry.
"The Dash for Khartoum" by George Alfred Henty
In the hot sunshine blared the Louisianian trumpets.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
As the night closed in, the trumpets from either camp summoned the troops to retire from the combat.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, May 1844" by Various

In poetry:

Wings are on thy feet,
A trumpet fills thine ears;
Thou hearest thine own heart beat,
And thou hast not time for tears.
"What Hearest Thou?" by Menella Bute Smedley
Dead men, re-risen from dust, may hark
When rings the trumpet blown above:
It will not raise from out the dark
Dead love.
"Dead Love" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Jesus our God ascends on high,
His heav'nly guards around
Attend him rising through the sky,
With trumpets' joyful sound.
"Psalm 47" by Isaac Watts
Yet shall my white arms hold thee,
That bound King Harry about.
Ah, I covered his ears with them
When the trumpet rang out.
"Translations And Adaptations From Heine" by Ezra Pound
Then let the last loud trumpet sound,
And bid our kindred rise;
Awake, ye nations under ground;
Ye saints, ascend the skies.
"Hymn 3" by Isaac Watts
His fate will fall before the ship's,
Whate'er the ship betide;
He lifts the trumpet to his lips
As though he kissed a bride.
"The Trumpeter" by Helen Gray Cone

In news:

"Arkansas 8th in US in growth of income" trumpeted the headline above the fold of the Friday edition of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela headlines the BGSU Festival Series, which starts next month.
Four Interlochen alumni took home honors at the 2010 National Trumpet Competition.
An AMPAS member, Frazer 's credits included "Deconstructing Harry," "Gideon's Trumpet" and "Barney Miller.".
Danielson did I step on your trumpet ships.
As its subtitle suggests, Krin Gabbard 's Hotter Than That: The Trumpet, Jazz, and American Culture has three different, related subjects, just not the three it claims.
The plight and life of the magnificent Trumpeter Swan will be one of three animals followed in the Dec 3 FFG Lions Club Travelogue at 7 pm at the Place Theatre.
Trumpeter, composer and electronic pioneer Jon Hassell joins New Sounds to present his newest works from his latest release.
Trumpeter Alison Balsom will hit the Haydn notes.
Trumpeter 1/32 scale Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk .
Trumpeter 1/32 scale Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk.
Saxophonist Greg Carter's Maritime Jazz Orchestra focuses on the big-band arrangements of England's outstanding trumpeter/composer Kenny Wheeler.
Trumpeting a Move to Put the Sun in SunChips.
Microsoft is the latest to trumpet its expansion plans in China, where its desktop software is ubiquitous, though not necessarily paid-for.
Trumpeter Botti tours constantly with his instrumentals.

In science:

For example if the initial configuration is the “trumpet” {(x, y ) : |y | < ex } then the walker will drift to infinity in the x direction1.
A balanced excited random walk
The Internet is currently a ma jor source of such data, and the smart grid, with its trumpeted ability to allow individual customers to install autonomous control devices and systems for electricity demand, will likely be another one in the near future.
Learning the Structure and Parameters of Large-Population Graphical Games from Behavioral Data
While the “successes” of CDM on linear scales are trumpeted on a routine basis, this cannot be said for CDM predictions of the non-linear domain.
Workshop Summary: The Dynamics, Structure and History of Galaxies
Undeterred, NASA trumpets to Congress, “Now we’ve really seen the face of God.” 2030 Neal Katz retires, having finally removed all but one fre e parameter from galaxy formation models.
CIW Cosmology Symposium: Conference Summary -- Observations
Immerman and Baumgarte [147], initial data is constructed which is already in the trumpet form.
The Current Status of Binary Black Hole Simulations in Numerical Relativity