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trumpet call

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Definition of trumpet call in English:

noun

A rousing summons to take action: Churchill’s famous trumpet call of resistance
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  • A trumpet call sounded from somewhere within; from some concealed entrance in the stage in front of him, a solitary figure made its way stealthily into the glare of directed lights.
  • The trumpet call has become the signal for the raising of the dead.
  • If this is true, we cannot continue to imagine there exists a slumbering progressive majority waiting to be awakened with the right trumpet call.

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