Definition of Trumpet

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Elephants trumpet and make trumpeting sounds when they are excited, fearful, or happy, often followed by a roar, or Infrasound when they communicate on distance'>Rumbling.

The sound is produced by a forceful expulsion of air through the Trunk, much similair to a trumpeter who play atrumpet or a trombone sound especially when playing “brassy”.

Mostly the trumpeting sound is made with the Trunk only,” among the African forest elephants studied at Cornell University’s Elephant Listening Project says project director Peter Wrege via email. National Geographic

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Reference list Koehl, Dan, (2024). Trumpet. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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