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Topic: MUSIC

Date: 1300-1400
Origin: bugle horn 'instrument made from buffalo horn, bugle' (13-16 centuries), from bugle 'buffalo' (13-17 centuries), from Old French, from Latin buculus, from bos 'ox, cow'

bugle

noun
     
bu‧gle [countable]
APM a musical instrument like a trumpet, which is used in the army to call soldiers
bugler noun [countable]
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