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A trumpeter.
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From trumpet +‎ -er.



trumpeter ‎(plural trumpeters)

  1. A person who plays the trumpet.
  2. Any of three species of bird in the family Psophiidae from South America named for the trumpeting threat call of the males.
  3. Any of a number of breeds of domestic fancy pigeon in the family Columbidae (originally bred for their peculiar gurgling voice, a prolonged coo called "trumpeting" or "drumming").
  4. (figuratively) One who proclaims, publishes, or denounces.
    • Francis Bacon
      These men are good trumpeters.
  5. An American swan (Olor buccinator) with a very loud note.
  6. A large edible fish (Latris hecateia) of the family Cirrhitidae, native to Tasmania and New Zealand.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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When piston cornets were introduced, a distinction was made between a person who played an old fashioned valveless trumpet (a "trumpeter") and a musician who played a Cornet-á-pistons (a "trumpet player.") This distinction is mostly lost today, as the standard Bb trumpet is so much more prevalent than any museum-piece valveless trumpet.





  1. indefinite plural of trumpet