[syn: trumpeter, trumpeter swan, Cygnus buccinator]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Trumpeter \Trump"et*er\, n.
1. One who sounds a trumpet.
2. One who proclaims, publishes, or denounces.
These men are good trumpeters. --Bacon.
(a) 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.
(b) A variety of the domestic pigeon.
(c) An American swan (Olor buccinator) which has a very
4. (Zool.) A large edible fish (Latris hecateia) of the
family Cirrhitidae, native of Tasmania and New Zealand.
It sometimes weighs as much as fifty or sixty pounds, and
is highly esteemed as a food fish.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a musician who plays the trumpet or cornet [syn:
2: (formal) a person who announces important news; "the
chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a
trumpet" [syn: herald, trumpeter]
3: large gregarious crane-like bird of the forests of South
America having glossy black plumage and a loud prolonged cry;
4: large pure white wild swan of western North America having a
sonorous cry [syn: trumpeter, trumpeter swan, Cygnus