Bat vs Trumpet - What's the difference?

bat | trumpet |

As an acronym bat

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As a noun trumpet is

a musical instrument of the brass family, generally tuned to the key of b-flat.

As a verb trumpet is

to sound loudly, be amplified.

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(wikipedia bat)

Etymology 1

Dialectal variant (akin to the dialectal (etyl) term (m)) of (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) (compare (etyl) (m), (etyl) ).


(en noun)
  • Any of the small, nocturnal, flying mammals of the order Chiroptera, which navigate by means of echolocation.
  • *
  • *:The Bat—they called him the Bat. Like a bat' he chose the night hours for his work of rapine; like a '''bat''' he struck and vanished, pouncingly, noiselessly; like a ' bat he never showed himself to the face of the day.
  • *2012 , Suemedha Sood, ( Travelwise: Texas love bats] [sic
  • *:As well as being worth millions of dollars to the Texan agriculture industry, these mammals are worth millions of dollars to the state’s tourism industry. Texas is home to the world’s largest known bat' colony (in Comal County), and the world’s largest urban '''bat''' colony (in Austin). '''Bat''' watching is a common activity, with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department offering more ' bat -viewing sites than anywhere else in the US.
  • (lb) An old woman.
  • A whore who prowls in the dusk/evening like a bat.
  • Synonyms
    * (flying mammal)
    Derived terms
    * Batman * batlike * batshit * battish * batty * blind as a bat * fruit bat * have bats in the belfry * leaf-nosed bat * (little brown bat) * (brown bat) * like a bat out of hell * microbat * moonbat * vampire bat * vesper bat
    See also
    * * * (bat) * (Chiroptera)

    Etymology 2



    (en noun)
  • A club made of wood or aluminium used for striking the ball in sports such as baseball, softball and cricket.
  • A turn at hitting the ball with a bat in a game.
  • (two-up) The piece of wood on which the spinner places the coins and then uses for throwing them.Sidney J. Baker, The Australian Language , second edition, 1966, chapter XI section 3, page 242
  • (mining) Shale or bituminous shale.
  • (Kirwan)
  • A sheet of cotton used for filling quilts or comfortables; batting.
  • A part of a brick with one whole end.
  • Synonyms
    * (two-up) kip, stick, kylie, lannet
    Derived terms
    (derived terms) * baseball bat * batless * batman * bats * batsman * cricket bat


  • to hit with a bat.
  • to take a turn at hitting a ball with a bat in sports like cricket, baseball and softball, as opposed to fielding.
  • to strike or swipe as though with a bat
  • The cat batted at the toy.
    Derived terms
    * bat five hundred * bat in * bat out * bat up * (verb)
    * Myotis


    Etymology 3

    Possibly a variant of bate.


  • to flutter: bat one's eyelashes .
  • Usage notes
    Most commonly used in phrase bat an eye, and variants thereof.
    Derived terms
    * bat an eye, bat an eyelash, bat an eyelid

    Etymology 4

    From (etyl) . "batman." Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 2009. Cognate to (m).


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) packsaddle
  • Derived terms
    * batman




    (en noun)
  • A musical instrument of the brass family, generally tuned to the key of B-flat.
  • The royal herald sounded a trumpet to announce their arrival.
  • In an orchestra or other musical group, a musician that plays the trumpet.
  • The trumpets were assigned to stand at the rear of the orchestra pit.
  • The cry of an elephant.
  • The large bull gave a basso trumpet as he charged the hunters.
  • (figurative) One who praises, or propagates praise, or is the instrument of propagating it.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • * Dryden
  • That great politician was pleased to have the greatest wit of those times to be the trumpet of his praises.
  • A funnel, or short flaring pipe, used as a guide or conductor, as for yarn in a knitting machine.
  • Synonyms

    * (musical instrument) cornet

    Derived terms

    * natural trumpet * straight trumpet


    (en verb)
  • To sound loudly, be amplified
  • The music trumpeted from the speakers, hurting my ears.
  • To play the trumpet.
  • Cedric made a living trumpeting for the change of passersby in the subway.
  • Of an elephant, to make its cry.
  • ''The circus trainer cracked the whip, signaling the elephant to trumpet .
  • To proclaim loudly; to promote enthusiastically
  • Andy trumpeted Jane's secret across the school, much to her embarrassment.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • They did nothing but publish and trumpet all the reproaches they could devise against the Irish.