cornett

noun
variants: or

cornetto

less commonly

cornet

Definition of cornett

plural

cornetts

or

cornettos

also

cornets

  1. 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. 2 Cornett plural Cornetts :  an organ reed stop of 2′ pitch or 4′ pitch imitating the cornett

There's more!

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!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cornett? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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