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tŭbĭcen, cĭnis, m. [tuba-cano], a trumpeter; esp. in war: cornicines tubicinesque canere jubet, Liv. 2, 64, 10; Auct. B. Afr. 82, 3; Ov. M. 3, 705; Sen. Ep. 78, 16; 76, 4.—At sacrifices: sacrorum, Varr. L. L. 5, 91 Müll.—At funerals, Atei. Capito ap. Gell. 20, 2, 3; Petr. 129.—

II. Tubicines etiam hi appellantur, qui sacerdotes viri speciosi publice sacra faciunt tubarum lustrandarum gratia, Fest. p. 352 Müll.