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Tucket \Tuck"et\, n. [Cf. It. tocchetto a ragout of fish, meat, fr. tocco a bit, morsel, LL. tucetum, tuccetum, a thick gravy.] A steak; a collop. [Obs.]
--Jer. Taylor.


Tucket \Tuck"et\, n. [It toccata a prelude, fr. toccare to touch. See Toccata, Touch.] A slight flourish on a trumpet; a fanfare. [Obs.]

Tucket sonance, the sound of the tucket. [Obs.]

Let the trumpets sound The tucket sonance and the note to mount.


Etymology 1 n. (context music English) A fanfare played on one or more trumpets. Etymology 2

n. (context obsolete English) A steak; a collop.


n. (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments; "he entered to a flourish of trumpets"; "her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare" [syn: flourish, fanfare]


Tucket is a musical term often found in stage directions in Elizabethan drama. It represents:

  • The English form of the Italian musical term, toccata; or more generally,
  • A fanfare or bugle call:
  • A tucket is a short organ piece played at a baseball game
... Then let the trumpets sound
The tucket sonance and the note to mount.
— Henry V, act 4 scene 2. ''... And there, amid the sounding of tuckets and the clash of armoured soldiery and horses continually moving forth, Dick and Joan sat side by side..." — The Black Arrow (1884), Robert Louis Stevenson

Usage examples of "tucket".

At the foot of the staircase the heralds waited on either side as the princess and her party descended, walked between them to a renewed tucket, and were received by the Dukes of Northumberland and Suffolk.

We ourselves also have been a Tucket, a Bell, a Dog and so forth in our college dramatics days.