Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A call by the sound of the trumpet; hence, any loud or imperative summons to action.

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Examples

  • It was a trumpet-call of words bringing drama into a nebulous creation.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • It was that raging trumpet-call rather than the battering blows that caused the truants to shrink and cower before him, and lean aside out of his path, plashing ashore in reluctant haste.

    His Disposition

  • It always meant victory when a trumpet-call preceded the news.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • The trumpet-call had let loose an enormous volume of noise.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • In one loud burst from their ranks and from our battlements rang out the battle-cry and trumpet-call.

    The Phoenissae

  • The trumpet-call had let loose an enormous volume of noise.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • In one loud burst from their ranks and from our battlements rang out the battle-cry and trumpet-call.

    The Phoenissae

  • It always meant victory when a trumpet-call preceded the news.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • They met continually now — mostly at dusk — during the brief interval between the going down of the sun and the minute at which the last trumpet-call summoned him to his tent.

    Life's Little Ironies

  • Be that as it may, I was by this time wide awake, though much aggrieved at feeling so, and through the open window heard the distant roll of musketry, and the beating of drums, with a quick rub-a-dub, and the ‘come round the corner’ of trumpet-call.

    Lorna Doone

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