Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who sounds a trumpet.
  • n. One who proclaims, publishes, or denounces.
  • n.
  • 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. 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.

from The 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

Etymologies

From trumpet +‎ -er. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "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."

    For One Guitarist, Jazz Is an African Dialect

  • 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 Holy War

  • The trumpeter was a lone woman, the noblest of her sex in that

    God Passes By

  • 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 Young Castellan A Tale of the English Civil War

  • The ducks were not thought of -- the trumpeter was to be the game.

    The Young Voyageurs Boy Hunters in the North

  • 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.

    Narrative of the Adventures of Zenas Leonard

  • 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.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 07

  • Wherefore to this advice they agreed, and called a trumpeter, put words into his mouth, set him his time, and bid him God speed.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 03

  • (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.

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  • There's a reason why they are called trumpeter swans.

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