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noun as in bugle

verb as in blare

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Conch shells fashioned into trumpets were found at the Peruvian temple complex at Chavín de Huántar.

Valles, a father of three, had been teaching one of his three grandchildren, 5-year-old Aliq Valles, to play the trumpet.

From Time

I started as a trumpet player, of all instruments, but it wasn’t cool and you could be cool on stage with a guitar and whatever.

From Ozy

Retelling this story isn’t to blow my own trumpet, it’s to make clear that you don’t have to be a marketer by training or commit a huge amount of time and resources to successfully market your startup.

The trumpet, of course, is not one of the customary sounds of springtime in the forest at Wolf Trap, the performing arts national park.

At night jineteras stalk the promenade in search of tourists while a trumpet from a bench serenades the proceedings.

A 4th grade Jessie James with a backpack and juice box, who practices trumpet and plays soccer.

He had already run through all his personal funds, but luckily the request worked (a trumpet was also traded).

But in more recent wars, where the emphasis has been on “credibility,” not victory, the trumpet has been uncertain, at best.

My wife and I named our son Gideon after Tony had sounded Gideon's Trumpet.

Roulard had played the trumpet in the regimental band in which Aristide had played the kettle drum.

How long shall I see men fleeing away, how long shall I hear the sound of the trumpet?

And I appointed watchmen over you, saying: Hearken ye to the sound of the trumpet.

Blow the trumpet, let all be made ready, yet there is none to go to the battle: for my wrath shall be upon all the people thereof.

Not till Felix comes to her in the chamber above the dining hall—there where that trumpet vine hangs—comes to say good-by to her.


On this page you'll find 41 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to trumpet, such as: clarion, cornet, horn, instrument, and shophar.

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