cor·​no·​pe·​an | \ ˌkȯrnəˈpēən, kȯrˈnōpē- \
plural cornopeans

Definition of cornopean

1 British : an early name of the cornet (see cornet entry 1 sense 1)
2 Cornopean plural Cornopeans : a powerful organ reed stop of 8' pitch

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History and Etymology for cornopean

perhaps from Italian corno horn + pean paean, from Latin paean

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“Cornopean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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