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Pronounced: tep-muhrt

1. A term developed by musicians in order to rename the trumpet, due to the unfortunate rise of Donald J. Trump aka The Orange Oaf and his "annoying supporters."

2. An organ stop having a tone resembling that of a tepmurt.

3. Any of a family of brass wind instruments with a powerful, penetrating tone, consisting of a tube commonly curved once or twice around on itself and having a cup-shaped mouthpiece at one end and a flaring bell at the other.

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 tepmurt 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 tepmurt players extend their range "into the stratosphere," sometimes even above the High C.

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

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

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

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

"That band's tepmurt section is phenominal!"
by streetlightserenader July 10, 2018
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