Ear trumpet. See under Ear.Sea trumpet(Bot.), a great seaweed (Ecklonia buccinalis) of the Southern Ocean. It has a long, hollow stem, enlarging upwards, which may be made into a kind of trumpet, and is used for many purposes.Speaking trumpet, an instrument for conveying articulate sounds with increased force.Trumpet animalcule(Zoöl.), any infusorian belonging to Stentor and allied genera, in which the body is trumpet-shaped. See Stentor.Trumpet ash(Bot.), the trumpet creeper. [Eng.] — Trumpet conch(Zoöl.), a trumpet shell, or triton. - - Trumpet creeper(Bot.), an American climbing plant (Tecoma radicans) bearing clusters of large red trumpet-shaped flowers; — called also trumpet flower, and in England trumpet ash.Trumpet fish. (Zoöl.) (a) The bellows fish. (b) The fistularia.Trumpet flower. (Bot.) (a) The trumpet creeper; also, its blossom. (b) The trumpet honeysuckle. (c) A West Indian name for several plants with trumpet-shaped flowers.Trumpet fly(Zoöl.), a botfly.Trumpet honeysuckle(Bot.), a twining plant (Lonicera sempervirens) with red and yellow trumpet-shaped flowers; — called also trumpet flower.Trumpet leaf(Bot.), a name of several plants of the genus Sarracenia.Trumpet major(Mil.), the chief trumpeter of a band or regiment.Trumpet marine(Mus.), a monochord, having a thick string, sounded with a bow, and stopped with the thumb so as to produce the harmonic tones; — said to be the oldest bowed instrument known, and in form the archetype of all others. It probably owes its name to "its external resemblance to the large speaking trumpet used on board Italian vessels, which is of the same length and tapering shape." Grove.Trumpet shell(Zoöl.), any species of large marine univalve shells belonging to Triton and allied genera. See Triton, 2.Trumpet tree. (Bot.) See Trumpetwood.

(Trump"et), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trumpeted; p. pr. & vb. n. Trumpeting.] [Cf. F. trompeter.] To publish by, or as by, sound of trumpet; to noise abroad; to proclaim; as, to trumpet good tidings.

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

(Trump"et), v. i. To sound loudly, or with a tone like a trumpet; to utter a trumplike cry.

(Trump"et*er) n.

1. One who sounds a trumpet.

2. One who proclaims, publishes, or denounces.

These men are good trumpeters.

3. (Zoöl.) (a) Any one of several species of long-legged South American birds of the genus Psophia, especially P. 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. (b) A variety of the domestic pigeon. (c) An American swan (Olor buccinator) which has a very loud note.

4. (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.

(Trump"et*ing), n. (Mining) A channel cut behind the brick lining of a shaft. Raymond.

(Trump"ets) n. pl. (Bot.) A plant (Sarracenia flava) with long, hollow leaves.

(Trump"et-shaped`) a. Tubular with one end dilated, as the flower of the trumpet creeper.

3. One who praises, or propagates praise, or is the instrument of propagating it. Shak.

That great politician was pleased to have the greatest wit of those times . . . to be the trumpet of his praises.

4. (Mach) A funnel, or short, fiaring pipe, used as a guide or conductor, as for yarn in a knitting machine.

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