cornett

noun
variants: or cornetto or less commonly cornet
plural cornetts or cornettos also cornets

Definition of cornett

1 : a usually treble wind instrument used especially for church choral music of the 16th and 17th centuries with a cup mouthpiece, a straight or slightly curved tapering leather-covered wooden or ivory body with no flare, and seven finger holes

called also zink, zinke

2 Cornett plural Cornetts : an organ reed stop of 2′ pitch or 4′ pitch imitating the cornett

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Learn More About cornett

Dictionary Entries Near cornett

cornetite

cornett

cornettino

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for cornett

Cite this Entry

“Cornett.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cornett. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!