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One entry found for bugle.
Main Entry: bu·gle
Pronunciation: primarystressbyü-gschwal
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English bugle "wild ox," from early French bugle (same meaning), from Latin buculus "young steer"
: a brass musical instrument like the trumpet but without valves
- bugle verb
- bu·gler /-glschwar/ noun
Word History In early English the word bugle meant "wild ox." The horns of oxen were made into signaling devices for soldiers and hunters, first called bugle horns. Later this was shortened to bugle.
[bugle illustration]

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