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A trumpet is a
There are many distinct types of trumpet, with the most common being pitched in B♭ (a
The English word "trumpet" was first used in the late 14th century. The word came from Old French "trompette", which is a diminutive of trompe. The word "trump", meaning "trumpet," was first used in English in 1300. The word comes from Old French trompe "long, tube-like musical wind instrument" (12c.), cognate with Provençal tromba, Italian tromba, all probably from a Germanic source (compare Old High German trumpa, Old Norse trumba "trumpet"), of imitative origin."