EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CORNET
The cornet and bass-viol had put in an appearance, but the pianist had been lost in the shuffle.
It is stated that the Oneida Indians have organized a cornet band.
The cornet hesitated for a little, and then told his uncle the name of his accomplice.
Then at the sharp order of the cornet, the little troop started for Bridgewater.
Saul Lapham, a friend of his, plays the cornet at the choir-rehearsals.
See me, do you say, Mr. Cornet; in his own cabin, as soon as it is convenient?
They must get close to us, to be able to do that to-night, Cornet!
It is, sir, as well as the cutter for Mr. Cornet and the quarter-masters.
Talking of that,” said Lennox, “the cornet and his men ought to have been off to-night.
Watch him on the countermarch when they pass the Radnor cornet band.
c.1400, "A wind instrument made of wood and provided with six finger holes" [Middle English Dictionary], from Old French cornet (14c.) "a small horn," diminutive of corn "a horn," from Latin cornu "horn" (see horn (n.)). Modern use is short for cornet-à-pistons "cornet with pistons."