KJV Dictionary Definition: trumpet



1. A wind instrument of music, used chiefly in war and military exercises. It is very useful also at sea, in speaking with ships. There is a speaking trumpet, and a hearing trumpet. They both consist of long tubular bodies, nearly in the form of a parabolic conoid, with wide mouths.

The trumpet's loud clangor

Excites us to arms.

2. In the military style, a trumpeter.

He wisely desired that a trumpet might be first sent for a pass.

3. One who praises or propagates praise, or is the instrument or propagating it. A great politician was pleased to be the trumpet of his praises.

TRUMP'ET, v.t. To publish by sound of trumpet; also, to proclaim; as, to trumpet good tidings.

They did nothing but publish and trumpet all the reproaches they could devise against the Irish.


TRUMP'ETED, pp. Sounded abroad; proclaimed.


TRUMP'ETER, n. One who sounds a trumpet.

1. One who proclaims, publishes or denounces.

These men are good trumpeters.

2. A bird, a variety of the domestic pigeon. Also, a bird of South America, the agami, of the genus Psophia, about the size of the domestic fowl; so called from its uttering a hollow noise, like that of a trumpet.


TRUMP'ETING, ppr. Blowing the trumpet; proclaiming.