Definitions of trumpeter
  1. noun
    a musician who plays the trumpet or cornet
    synonyms: cornetist
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    Louis Armstrong
    United States pioneering jazz trumpeter and bandleader (1900-1971)
    John Birks Gillespie
    United States jazz trumpeter and exponent of bebop (1917-1993)
    someone who plays a bugle
    type of:
    instrumentalist, musician, player
    someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
  2. noun
    (formal) a person who announces important news
    synonyms: herald
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    type of:
    courier, messenger
    a person who carries a message
  3. noun
    large gregarious crane-like bird of the forests of South America having glossy black plumage and a loud prolonged cry; easily domesticated
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    Brazilian trumpeter, Psophia crepitans
    trumpeter of Brazil and Guiana; often kept to protect poultry in Brazil
    type of:
    wader, wading bird
    any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food
  4. noun
    large pure white wild swan of western North America having a sonorous cry
    synonyms: Cygnus buccinator, trumpeter swan
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    type of:
    stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
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