Definitions for: Trumpeter

[n] large pure white wild swan of western North America having a sonorous cry
[n] large gregarious forest-dwelling cranelike bird of South America having glossy black plumage and a loud prolonged cry; easily domesticated
[n] (formal) a person who announces important news; "the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet"
[n] a musician who plays the trumpet or cornet

Webster (1913) Definition: Trump"et*er, n.
1. One who sounds a trumpet.

2. One who proclaims, publishes, or denounces.

These men are good trumpeters. --Bacon.

3. (Zo["o]l.)
(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. (Zo["o]l.) A large edible fish (Latris hecateia) of the
family Cirrhitid[ae], native of Tasmania and New
Zealand. It sometimes weighs as much as fifty or sixty
pounds, and is highly esteemed as a food fish.

Synonyms: cornetist, Cygnus buccinator, herald, trumpeter swan

See Also: Armstrong, Brazilian trumpeter, bugler, courier, Cygnus, Dizzy Gillespie, genus Cygnus, genus Psophia, Gillespie, instrumentalist, John Birks Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, messenger, musician, player, Psophia, Psophia crepitans, Satchmo, swan, wader, wading bird

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