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Definition of Trumpet

Trumpet

  1. A wind instrument of great antiquity, much used in war and military exercises, and of great value in the orchestra. In consists of a long metallic tube, curved (once or twice) into a convenient shape, and ending in a bell. Its scale in the lower octaves is limited to the first natural harmonics; but there are modern trumpets capable, by means of valves or pistons, of producing every tone within their compass, although at the expense of the true ringing quality of tone.
  2. A trumpeter.
  3. One who praises, or propagates praise, or is the instrument of propagating it.
  4. A funnel, or short, fiaring pipe, used as a guide or conductor, as for yarn in a knitting machine.
  5. To publish by, or as by, sound of trumpet; to noise abroad; to proclaim; as, to trumpet good tidings.
  6. To sound loudly, or with a tone like a trumpet; to utter a trumplike cry.

Trumpet Quotations

Life is like a trumpet - if you don't put anything into it, you don't get anything out of it.
William Christopher Handy

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
Theodore Hesburgh

The nerves are a problem on trumpet, because when you mess up everyone can hear it. Just remember most people are too polite to say anything about it. That should calm your nerves.
Wynton Marsalis

I'm not a person who writes really abstract things with oblique references. I look at abstraction like I look at condiments. Give me some Tabasco sauce, some ketchup, some mayonnaise. I love all of that. Put it on a trumpet. I've just got to have the ketchup and Tabasco sauce. That's my attitude about musical philosophy.
Wynton Marsalis

I've never taken vocal lessons. My early trumpet training and a fortunate talent for singing has always been enough for me. In the case of rock singing, I've always felt it was better to remain a bit untrained to maintain your individuality.
Ronnie James Dio
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Trumpet Translations

trumpet in Dutch is toeteren, de trompet steken, toeten
trumpet in Finnish is torvi
trumpet in French is trompette
trumpet in German is Trompete
trumpet in Italian is tromba
trumpet in Portuguese is trombeta
trumpet in Spanish is trompeta
trumpet in Swedish is trumpet, utbasunera
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