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cornet

[ kawr-net for 1; kawr-nit, kawr-net for 2–8 ]SEE DEFINITION OF cornet

Synonyms for cornet

  • horn
  • trumpet
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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.

WORD ORIGIN

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."

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nounmusical horn
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