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24.
1. An instrument which is honestly not to difficult to play correctly.
2. The most egotistical and narcissistic of brass holes, who feel they must always be mean.
3. When it is played well, it is a beautifully sounding instrument which excels in Jazz and Marching style music.
4. Scrap metal. I'm referring to the players here, not the instrument.

Whilst trumpets are beautiful instruments, the people it attracts are not so. They will never admit to being wrong, and if you are a woodwind, expect crap to be thrown your way. They are often petty, immature, and are clearly over compensating for something. I suggest not paying any attention to them during band classes, as they will often be physically injuring each other, trying to pull rank and skill on you (This often fails in the skill department), and otherwise acting as the stereotypical idiotic teenage boy. (Even if they are female.)

They also seem to have some sort of personal vendetta against the clarinets, who often share parts. It might be something to do with them having the same concert pitch. (Bb)
The clarinet is the woodwind version of the trumpet. If you are a trumpeter, get over your sad delusions. If you are a clarinet, I know how it feels. I'm sorry.
by Alice will Appear November 20, 2010
 
1.
1. The greatest musical instrument of classical and jazz music.
2. An instrument that gets all the solos.
1. Everyone recognizes a trumpet whenever they see it or hear it being played.
2. The trumpet got the solo because it sounded so cool and could be heard easily.
by Windwaker68 October 26, 2003
 
2.
An instrument created to appease the gods; a music device that takes a month to learn and a lifetime to master.
The solemn tone of the trumpet caused even the most apathetic audience member to shed a tear.
by Virg February 20, 2005
 
3.
The most brilliant and spectacular of all musical instruments. People hear one note of the trumpet, and instantly recognize the superiority displayed by the instrument and the player. People diss trumpet player egos, but everyone knows it's just jealousy. The trumpet is the instrument of God.
All trumpet players are perfect.
by tpt player May 22, 2005
 
4.
an instrument that rules all the rest. you can't get louder than a trumpet, so don't try. the only reason people dis the trumpet is because they're jealous, and we understand that.
Hey man what instrument do you play?
The trumpet, duh!
Oh, sorry dude. I didn't know you were a god.
by Diana - trumpet numero uno February 27, 2005
 
5.
A brass instrument with three valves and a conical bore. It plays in treble clef and has a range of roughly two and a half octaves, from F# below the staff to C above the staff. The trumpet is widely used in many musical scenarios, and is very prominent in wind ensembles, orchestras, jazz bands and brass ensembles.

Though the instrument generally has a range of two and a half octaves, many trumpet players extend their range "into the stratosphere", sometimes even above the High C.

The sound of the trumpet is noble and brilliant, and is capable of great power and energy, yet is also able to produce beautiful, sonorous melodies. The trumpet is prized for it's flexibility, dexterity, and power of sound.

There are several instruments that have developed from the trumpet, including the flugelhorn, cornet, and piccolo trumpet.

Some famous trumpet players include Adolph Herseth, Allen Vizzutti, Wynton Marsalis, Sergei Nakariakov, Maynard Ferguson, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and Louis Armstrong.
"I love the trumpet solo from the Cavaliers' marching show!"

"My lips are killing me, I've been practicing my trumpet for an hour and a half."

"That band's trumpet section is phenominal!"
by PanzerMeyer23 August 31, 2007
 
6.
The greatest instrument ever. The instrument that gets to play fanfares. The instrument that can produce many messed-up (in a good way) sounds. For example, blowing air across the valve end caps produces a low wind-whistle, and if you trill the valve, the wind-whistle also trills. You can shriek by blowing a sharp burst of air across the mouthpiece. You can sound like an elephant by lowering the valves halfway and blowing.

Also, the first five letters spell "trump"
--Whoa, what's that? It's friggin' huge!
--That's the trumpet ego.
by cardenio February 04, 2005
 
7.
the trumpet is the greatest instrument ever. It gets most of the solos in all of the groups, can be played in orchestra, classical, jazz, or just about anything else. trumpets are normally cocky with great reason. trumpet is the best instrument in the world! hail to the brass! pep bands die with out the trumpets because they're the loudest and the best.
P1: man have you heard that kid play the trumpet?
P2: yeah... he's such a screamer, it's awesome!
P1: if he keeps going like that he's going to be like Miles Davis
by Melodie April 17, 2005