American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Music One who plays the trumpet.
- n. One who announces something, as a herald.
- n. Any of several large cranelike birds of the genus Psophia of tropical South America, having a loud resonant call.
- n. The trumpeter swan.
- n. A variety of domestic pigeon having a shell-shaped crest and heavily feathered feet.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Tasmania, Latris forsteri, a flsh belonging to the family Cirritidæ.
- n. One who sounds a trumpet.
- n. One who proclaims or publishes.
- n. A breed of domestic pigeons, so called from the peculiarity of their cooing. There are several color-varieties.
- n. A South American bird of the genus Psophia or family Psophiidæ. The common or gold-breasted trumpeter is P. crepitans; there are several others. See cut under
- n. The trumpeter-swan, Olor buccinator, the largest swan of North America, distinguished from the common swan, or whistler, by having no yellow spot on the bill, which is also differently shaped, the nostrils occupying a different relative position, as well as by its notably larger size. It inhabits chiefly western parts of the continent, but has been seen in Canada. See cut in next column, and compare
hooper, a name of an English swan.
- n. A large food-fish of New Zealand and Australian waters, Latris hecateia, belonging to the family Cirritidæ, and attaining a weight of about 60 pounds.
- n. A person who plays the trumpet.
- n. Any of three species of bird in the family Psophiidae from South America named for the trumpeting threat call of the males.
- n. 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").
- n. figuratively One who proclaims, publishes, or denounces.
- n. An American swan (Olor buccinator) with a very loud note.
- n. A large edible fish (Latris hecateia) of the family Cirrhitidae, native to Tasmania and New Zealand.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who sounds a trumpet.
- n. One who proclaims, publishes, or denounces.
- n. Any one of several species of long-legged South American birds of the genus Psophia, especially Psophia crepitans, which is abundant, and often domesticated and kept with other poultry by the natives. They are allied to the cranes. So called from their loud cry. Called also
agami, and yakamik.
- n. A variety of the domestic pigeon.
- n. An American swan (Olor buccinator) which has a very loud note.
- n. (Zoöl.) A large edible fish (Latris hecateia) of the family
Cirrhitidæ, native of Tasmania and New Zealand. It sometimes weighs as much as fifty or sixty pounds, and is highly esteemed as a food fish.
- n. large pure white wild swan of western North America having a sonorous cry
- n. (formal) a person who announces important news
- n. a musician who plays the trumpet or cornet
- n. large gregarious crane-like bird of the forests of South America having glossy black plumage and a loud prolonged cry; easily domesticated
- From trumpet + -er. (Wiktionary)
“He started playing rhythmic patterns and vocalizing off a tune's melody," recalled trumpeter Terence Blanchard, the program's artistic director, "and we were floored.”
“Wherefore to this advice they agreed, and called a trumpeter, put words into his mouth, set him his time, and bid him God-speed.”
“The trumpeter was a lone woman, the noblest of her sex in that”
“The trumpeter was the youngest of the three men from his father's regiment, and consequently the call rang out in the true martial style, echoing through the garden court, and sounding exhilarating to the boy as he sprang off his bed and began to dress.”
“The ducks were not thought of -- the trumpeter was to be the game.”
“When their families are in want of provision, or desirous of having a hunt, one of the principal men, who might be called the trumpeter, will mount a horse and ride round through the encampment, village, or settlement, and publicly proclaim that on a stated day the whole tribe must be prepared for a general hunt, or surround.”
“Our trumpeter was a Frenchman, at this time ill in bed; yet he blew his trumpet till he could sound no more, and so died.”
“Wherefore to this advice they agreed, and called a trumpeter, put words into his mouth, set him his time, and bid him God speed.”
“(Nate Chinen) (Friday and Saturday) Mr. Endsley, a trumpeter with a confidently introspective style, is best known as the trumpeter in the contemporary fusion band Kneebody, for which he writes a solid chunk of the music.”
“There's a reason why they are called trumpeter swans.”
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