Definition of trumpet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtrʌmpɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrʌmpɪt//
    Musical instruments
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  1. 1a brass musical instrument made of a curved metal tube that you blow into, with three valves for changing the note the shrill blast of a trumpet See related entries: Musical instruments
  2. 2a thing shaped like a trumpet, especially the open flower of a daffodil
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French trompette, diminutive of trompe, of Germanic origin; probably imitative. The verb dates from the mid 16th cent.Idioms
    blow your own trumpet (especially British English) (usually North American English blow/toot your own horn)
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    (informal) to praise your own abilities and achievements synonym boast This phrase refers to the custom of announcing important guests by blowing a horn.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: trumpet