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鼓吹 originally means the ceremonial musicians in the ancient dynasties. In your case, the whole context means a king is giving a duke some kind of reward. 秬鬯 is a kind of liquor rewarded by king to duke who makes great achievements or contributions. 寵以前後鼓吹 means the duke is invited by the king to a concert held in the palace. 前後鼓吹 means the royal musical ...
鼓 = (beat) Drum 吹 = blow (trumpet) "Beating the drum and blowing the trumpet around the person" Similar terms: 前后部鼓吹，两部鼓吹
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