Bugle vs Bugly - What's the difference?

bugle | bugly |

As a verb bugle

is .

As an adjective bugly is

(label) exceptionally ugly.



Etymology 1

From (etyl), from (etyl), from (etyl) .


(en noun)
  • A horn used by hunters.
  • (music) a simple brass instrument consisting of a horn with no valves, playing only pitches in its harmonic series
  • An often-cultivated plant in the family Lamiaceae.
  • Anything shaped like a bugle, round or conical and having a bell on one end.
  • Synonyms
    * (shaped like a bugle) cone, funnel
    * musical instrument
    Derived terms
    * bugler
    Coordinate terms
    * trumpet


  • To announce, sing, or cry in the manner of a musical bugle
  • Synonyms
    * trumpet

    Etymology 2



    (en noun)
  • a tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothes as a decorative trim
  • * 1925 , , Random House, London:2007, p. 207.
  • With the exception of a woman in a black silk dress with bugles who, incredible as it may seem, had ordered cocoa and sparkling limado simultaneously and was washing down a meal of Cambridge sausages and pastry with alternate draughts of both liquids, the place was empty.


    (en adjective)
  • jet-black
  • * Shakespeare
  • Bugle eyeballs.

    Etymology 3



    (en noun)
  • A sort of wild ox; a buffalo.
  • (Webster 1913)


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  • (label) Exceptionally ugly.
  • *1896 , David Macbeth Moir, Conjugal Amenities :
  • She has immense white teeth that snap, and a bugly bonnet, with one dismal ostrich feather wobbling sternly on end.
  • *2000 , Richard Spears, NTC's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions :
  • I have never seen such a bugly guy in my life!
  • *2010 , Denise Mina, Still Midnight :
  • “For every ugly there's a bugly .” She smiled.