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
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