AskDefine | Define bugle

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1 a brass instrument without valves; used for military calls and fanfares
2 any of various low-growing annual or perennial evergreen herbs native to Eurasia; used for ground cover [syn: bugleweed]
3 a tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothing for decoration v : play on a bugle

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. a simple brass instrument consisting of a horn with no valves, playing only pitches in its harmonic series
  2. the often cultivated plant lamiaceae
  3. anything shaped like a bugle, round or conical and having a bell on one end

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music: a simple brass instrument consisting of a horn with no valves
  • Czech: trubka
  • Japanese: ラッパ
the often cultivated plant lamiaceae
  • Japanese: シソ
anything shaped like a bugle
  • Japanese: ラッパ


  1. to announce, sing, or cry in the manner of a musical bugle


Extensive Definition

The word bugle may refer to:
bugle in Japanese: ビューグル

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

alpenhorn, alphorn, althorn, alto horn, antlia, bagpipe, ballad horn, baritone, bass horn, bay, beak, beep, beezer, bell, bill, blare, blast, blat, blow, blow a horn, blow the horn, brass choir, brass wind, brass-wind instrument, brasses, bray, bugle horn, carillon, clarion, conk, cornet, cornet-a-pistons, corno di caccia, cornopean, doodle, double-bell euphonium, double-tongue, euphonium, fife, flute, helicon, honk, horn, hunting horn, key trumpet, lip, lituus, lur, mellophone, muffle, muzzle, nares, neb, nib, nose, nostrils, nozzle, olfactory organ, ophicleide, orchestral horn, peal, pecker, pipe, pocket trumpet, post horn, proboscis, rhinarium, rostrum, sackbut, saxhorn, saxtuba, schnozzle, serpent, shriek, slide trombone, sliphorn, smeller, snoot, snout, sound, sound a tattoo, sound taps, sousaphone, squeal, tenor tuba, tongue, toot, tootle, triple-tongue, tromba, trombone, trumpet, trunk, tuba, tweedle, valve trombone, valve trumpet, whistle, wind, wind the horn
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