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Definition of Bugle


  1. A sort of wild ox; a buffalo.
  2. A horn used by hunters.
  3. A copper instrument of the horn quality of tone, shorter and more conical that the trumpet, sometimes keyed; formerly much used in military bands, very rarely in the orchestra; now superseded by the cornet; -- called also the Kent bugle.
  4. An elongated glass bead, of various colors, though commonly black.
  5. Jet black.
  6. A plant of the genus Ajuga of the Mint family, a native of the Old World.

Bugle Quotations

I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.
Sylvester Stallone

My first recollection is that of a bugle call.
Douglas MacArthur

Once at the White House I was asked to conduct the Drum and Bugle Corp. The man just handed me the baton and I finished the song. It was great. I got to keep the baton.
Dom DeLuise
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Bugle Translations

bugle in German is Signalhorn, Waldhorn
bugle in Swedish is signalhorn
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