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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ At 10am the lieutenant sounds his bugle to call the archers together.
▪ Behind him, distantly, a bugle was sounding, followed by the clank and shuffle of armoured men running.
▪ He made a pensive sound like a distant bugle.
▪ The bugle sounded the charge; the horsemen's pace increased, but remained all the while under control.
▪ The band of musician soldiers wrapped their bugles and drums in their canvas coverings.
▪ They had long, muscular upper lips which they could shape like the bells of bugles.
▪ To whom is the bugle being blown?
▪ We consider it a great honour for all members of the band and bugles.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Bugle \Bu"gle\, n. [OE. bugle buffalo, buffalo's horn, OF. bugle, fr. L. buculus a young bullock, steer, dim. of bos ox. See Cow the animal.] A sort of wild ox; a buffalo.
--E. Phillips.


Bugle \Bu"gle\, n. [See Bugle a wild ox.]

  1. A horn used by hunters.

  2. (Mus.) A copper instrument of the horn quality of tone, shorter and more conical that the trumpet, sometimes keyed; formerly much used in military bands, very rarely in the orchestra; now superseded by the cornet; -- called also the Kent bugle.


Bugle \Bu"gle\, n. [LL. bugulus a woman's ornament: cf. G. b["u]gel a bent piece of metal or wood, fr. the same root as G. biegen to bend, E. bow to bend.] An elongated glass bead, of various colors, though commonly black.


Bugle \Bu"gle\, a. [From Bugle a bead.] Jet black. ``Bugle eyeballs.''


Bugle \Bu"gle\, n. [F. bugle; cf. It. bugola, L. bugillo.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus Ajuga of the Mint family, a native of the Old World.

Yellow bugle, the Ajuga cham[ae]pitys.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-14c., abbreviation of buglehorn "musical horn, hunting horn" (c.1300), from Old French bugle "(musical) horn," also "wild ox, buffalo," from Latin buculus "heifer, young ox," diminutive of bos "ox, cow" (see cow (n.)). Middle English also had the word in the "buffalo" sense and it survived in dialect with meaning "young bull." Modern French bugle is a 19c. borrowing from English.


1852, from bugle (n.). Related: Bugled; bugling (1847). Also compare bugler.


Etymology 1 n. 1 A horn used by hunters. 2 (context music English) a simple brass instrument consisting of a horn with no valves, playing only pitches in its harmonic series 3 A plant in the family Lamiaceae grown as a ground cover, (taxlink Ajuga reptans species noshow=1), and other plants in the genus Ajug

  1. 4 Anything shaped like a bugle, round or conical and having a bell on one end. v

  2. To announce, sing, or cry in the manner of a musical bugle Etymology 2

    a. jet-black n. a tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothes as a decorative trim Etymology 3

    n. A sort of wild ox; a buffalo.

  1. n. 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


The bugle is one of the simplest brass instruments, having no valves or other pitch-altering devices. All pitch control is done by varying the player's embouchure. Consequently, the bugle is limited to notes within the harmonic series. See bugle call for scores to standard bugle calls, all consisting of only five notes. These notes are known as the bugle scale.

Bugle (disambiguation)

The bugle is a brass musical instrument.

Bugle may also refer to:


  • Bugle (newspaper) or Bugle-American, a former underground newspaper in Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin
  • Black Country Bugle, an English weekly newspaper
  • The Bugle, a newspaper which was merged into the Bugle-Observer, based in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Daily Bugle, a fictitious newspaper in the Marvel Comics universe

Other uses:

  • Bugle, a common name of the flowering plant genus Ajuga
  • Bugle, Cornwall, a village near St Austell in the United Kingdom
    • Bugle railway station
  • Bugle Rock, South Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Bugles, corn chip snack
  • Boulton & Paul Bugle, a British biplane bomber first flown in 1923
  • Bugle Field, a Baltimore, Maryland, stadium used by two primary Negro League baseball teams from 1916 to 1950
  • The Bugle, satirical podcast created by John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman
Bugle (newspaper)

The Bugle or Bugle-American (the original name) was an underground newspaper based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Distributed throughout the state from September 1970 to 1978, it was published weekly for most of that time for a total of 316 issues. The Bugle, an early example of the alternative newsweekly genre, was less radical than the city's other underground newspaper, Kaleidoscope, although it was not viewed that way by the local media such as the Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Sentinel. The paper was founded by Denis Kitchen, Dave Schreiner, Mike Hughes, Mike Jacobi and Judy Jacobi, some of them former journalism students at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. The tongue-in-cheek name was inspired by that of the Daily Bugle, the fictional newspaper published by Spider-Man-hater J. Jonah Jameson. Because of Kitchen's interest in underground comics, the Bugle featured a comics page with the works of both local artists like Kitchen, Jim Mitchell, Don Glassford, Bruce Walthers, and Wendel Pugh and work by nationally known artists like Robert Crumb. For a time Kitchen syndicated these strips to about 50 college and alternative papers around the country. On February 22, 1975, the Bugle's office on Bremen Street on the East Side was firebombed. The newspaper's next issue, delayed a week, was aided by financial support from such fans as George Reedy, Leonard Cohen and Bryan Ferry. About the same time, the car of Kaleidoscope's editor John Kois was also bombed. Neither bombing was ever solved; many suspected involvement by the Milwaukee Police Department's Red Squad.

Veterans of the Bugle (in addition to Kitchen) include Tony Capaccio (later editor of Jane's Defence Weekly), Greg Kot (the Chicago Tribune's pop music critic since 1990), Rob Fixmer (later technology news editor of the New York Times), Gary Peterson, and Peter James Spielmann of the Associated Press.

Usage examples of "bugle".

He listened to it, hearing also the footsteps coming up behind him, but thinking of how good a thing it had been to sleep late every morning as a member of this Bugle Corps and wake up to the sounds of the line companies already outside at drill.

They walked down the flight of steps and out the walk in front of A Company, where the Bugle Corps was quartered, crossed the street and walked along Headquarters building to the sallyport.

Red would not quit a soft deal like the Bugle Corps because his pride was hurt.

Lee Prewitt had learned to play a guitar long before he ever learned to bugle or to box.

He even realized, all at once, holding the bugle, the reason why he had ever got into The Profession at all, a problem that had stumped him up till then.

It made a change in him right away and he dropped out of the boxing squad to get himself apprenticed to the Bugle Corps.

He planned to stay there in that Bugle Corps for his full thirty years.

When he put in to get back into the Bugle Corps, he found that while he was away they had suddenly gone overstrength.

What disillusioned him, what he did not understand, was that this dose of the clap should have cost him his bugle when he still could play it just as well as ever, and also that a society girl had given it to him.

The bitterness about the bugle, added to all the other bitternesses, gave him something.

He transferred to this other regiment because it had the best Bugle Corps in the Lower Post.

Thats why I couldnt see why you hated us guys in the Bugle Corps so much.

He felt a hunger for the acrid smell of metal polish that hung about his bugle as he played.

But you havent got a bugle, himself said, not here nor any other place.

Chapter 14 It had all of it, Prew questioned, begun with the quitting of the Bugle Corps.