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1cornet

noun cor·net \kr-ˈnet, British usually ˈkr-nit\

Definition of CORNET

1
:  a valved brass instrument resembling a trumpet in design and range but having a shorter partly conical tube and less brilliant tone
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
cor·net·ist or cor·net·tist \kr-ˈne-tist, ˈkr-ni-\ noun

Origin of CORNET

Middle English, from Middle French, from diminutive of corn horn, from Latin cornu
First Known Use: 14th century

2cornet

noun

Definition of CORNET

1
:  the standard of a cavalry troop
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

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