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cornet

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noun cor·net \kȯr-ˈnet, British usually ˈkȯr-nit\

Definition of cornet

  1. 1 :  a valved brass instrument resembling a trumpet in design and range but having a shorter partly conical tube and less brilliant tone

  2. 2 :  something shaped like a cone: as a :  a piece of paper twisted for use as a container b :  a cone-shaped pastry shell that is often filled with whipped cream c British :  an ice-cream cone

cornetist or cornettist play \kȯr-ˈne-tist, ˈkȯr-ni-\ noun



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cornet

noun cor·net

Definition of cornet

  1. 1 :  the standard of a cavalry troop

  2. 2 a :  the onetime fifth grade of commissioned officer in a British cavalry troop who carried the standard b :  the onetime lowest commissioned rank in the United States cavalry



Origin of cornet

Middle French cornette woman's headdress with a lappet, pennon, standard, from diminutive of corn


First Known Use: 1579


CORNET Defined for Kids

cornet

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noun cor·net \kȯr-ˈnet\

Definition of cornet for Students

  1. :  a brass musical instrument similar to but shorter than a trumpet





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