• WordNet 3.6
    • n cornet a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The brass family of instruments include the trumpet, trombone, tuba, cornet, flügelhorn, French horn, saxhorn, and sousaphone. While they are usually made of brass today, in the past they were made of wood, horn, and glass.
    • Cornet (Mus) A brass instrument, with cupped mouthpiece, and furnished with valves or pistons, now used in bands, and, in place of the trumpet, in orchestras. See Cornet-à-piston.
    • Cornet A cap of paper twisted at the end, used by retailers to inclose small wares.
    • Cornet (Mus) A certain organ stop or register.
    • Cornet A headdress
    • Cornet A part of a woman's headdress, in the 16th century.
    • Cornet A square cap anciently worn as a mark of certain professions.
    • Cornet (Mil) A troop of cavalry; -- so called from its being accompanied by a cornet player.
    • Cornet (Mus) An obsolete rude reed instrument (Ger. Zinken), of the oboe family.
    • Cornet (Far) See Coronet, 2.
    • Cornet (Mil) The lowest grade of commissioned officer in a British cavalry troop, who carried the standard. The office was abolished in 1871.
    • Cornet (Mil) The standard of such a troop.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cornet In music: Originally, a musical instrument of the oboe class, of crude construction and harsh tone.
    • n cornet Same as cornet-à-pistons. An organ-stop having from 3 to 5 pipes to each key, and giving loud and somewhat coarse tones: now rarely made. A mounted cornet is such a stop with its pipes raised upon a separate sound-board, so as to make its tone more prominent; an echo cornet is a similar stop, but of much more delicate quality, usually placed in the swellorgan. Also cornet-stop.
    • n cornet A pedal reed-stop of 2-or 4-feet tone.
    • n cornet A little cap of paper twisted at the end, in which retailers inclose small wares.
    • n cornet The square-topped academic cap.
    • n cornet A woman's head-dress or a part of it, probably named from its angular or pointed shape, as the end or corner of the tippet of the chaperon in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
    • n cornet That part of the head-dress worn in the seventeenth century that hung down beside the cheek; a flap, a pendent strip of lace, or the like. See pinner. Also called bugle-cap.
    • n cornet In dressmaking, the shaping of a sleeve near the wrist: so called from its resemblance to what is known as trumpet-shape.
    • n cornet Same as cornette.
    • n cornet Milit.: A flag or standard. Especially— A flag borne before the king of France, or displayed when he was present with the army. It was either plain white or white embroidered with golden fleurs-de-lis. A flag of a company of cavalry.
    • n cornet The officer of lowest commissioned grade in the cavalry, to whose charge this flag was confided: a term equivalent to ensign in the infantry. The office of cornet is now abolished in England, and is nearly represented by that of second lieutenant or sub-lieutenant.
    • n cornet A company of cavalry, named in like manner from the standard carried at its head.
    • n cornet Same as coronet, 6.
    • cornet To let the blood of (a horse).
    • n cornet In botany, a hollow, horn-like growth or projection; a hood.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cornet kor′net a brass treble wind-instrument, with a cup mouthpiece—also Cor′net-à-pis′ton, -ons: formerly the lowest grade of commissioned officer in the cavalry—the office was abolished in 1871, sub-lieutenant being substituted
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. cornet, m. (for senses 1 & 2), cornette, f. & m. (for senses 3 & 4), dim. of corne horn, L. cornu,. See Horn
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. cornet, dim. of corne, a horn, trumpet. See Corn, lit. horn.


In literature:

Four pieces are enough: violin, piano, violincello, or harp, and cornet.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
A paltry cornet in the guards.
"Graham's Magazine Vol. XXXII No. 2. February 1848" by Various
Terry, Cornet, killed by Indians, 423.
"Chronicles of Border Warfare" by Alexander Scott Withers
If his speeches were set to music, the orchestra would necessarily consist entirely of cornets, trumpets and drums.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
There were drums, cornets and brass horns sounding on every hand.
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
When she played the cornet it was with a superhuman tone that shook his emotions almost insufferably.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
On the 18th of that month Harry was commissioned a cornet thereof.
"The Continental Dragoon" by Robert Neilson Stephens
The Cornet is seeing life, which is exactly what he wanted.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XV" by Robert Louis Stevenson
When you're my age you'll play that thing like a cornet-a-piston.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 7 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The cornet, for example, is made of brass.
"The Voice" by Frank E. Miller
He plays the cornet in school sometimes for us to march by.
"Two Little Women" by Carolyn Wells
The cornet-player did not feel constrained to any special feeling of gratitude for this.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
I may find the pitch, touch the identical note on guitar or cornet.
"Old Plymouth Trails" by Winthrop Packard
A newly-arrived cornet was inquiring whether the neighborhood were a pleasant one, of an infantry officer, one of Hallberg's corps.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 4, September, 1850" by Various
My mate plays the cornet.
"Mad Shepherds" by L. P. Jacks
In 1383 they flitted to the Cornet's Tower, in Bucklersbury, a place which Edward III.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
Hay, Cornet Alexander, 113.
"A Week at Waterloo in 1815" by Magdalene De Lancey
That he might be at rest while engaged on this work he earned his daily bread by arranging popular operas for cornet-a-piston.
"Life of Wagner" by Louis Nohl
Then Willum Edson, the leader of the Silver Cornet Band, took the law into his own hands and rushed over to put a stop to the din.
"Sube Cane" by Edward Bellamy Partridge
And they swore unto the Lord with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall

In poetry:

For a moment the silence was stifling
You couldn’t have heard a pin drop
Outside - a cornet was playing
“A little bit off the top.”
"The Wedding That Never Was" by Billy Bennett
So am I now small change in Mamie's scorn,
A microbe's egg, or two-bits in a fog,
A first cornet that cannot toot a horn,
A Waterbury watch that's slipped a cog;
For when her make-up's twisted to a frown,
What can I but go 'way back and sit down?
"The Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

LOS ANGELES (AP) – They've still got their trombones and their trumpets, their cornets and their clarinets.
Warren Concert Association will kick off another season of quality shows with Mr Jack Daniel's Silver Cornet Band on Oct 13.
On her next service game, Cornet 's first serve deserted her completely, allowing Kvitova to dominate behind the return.
Kvitova appeared to decide that if Cornet 's shorter balls were going to keep pulling her forward, she would cut out the middleman by charging the net herself.
Cornet 's demotion might be an indication of how strong the Barons will be when they open the regular season Friday against Lake Erie in Cleveland, Ohio.
Cornet's demotion might be an indication of how strong the Barons will be when they open the regular season Friday against Lake Erie in Cleveland, Ohio.
Cornet player Michael McClimon was the first to arrive.
Azarenka routed Alize Cornet of France 6-1, 6-0, while Sharapova had a harder time knocking off Simona Halep of Romania 7-5, 7-5.
Schiavone will face Cornet in Strasbourg final.
Schiavone will face Cornet in Strasbourg final.
It certainly is in the Vaches (beginning with their dad, bassist Warren Sr.) The older bro, Warren, puts his cornet through various formats here and shines in all of them.
The recording is just 78 seconds long, featuring a cornet solo and a man reciting nursery rhymes.
Geese also flock to Cornet Bay.
Cornet Bay, located in Deception Pass State Park east of Highway 20, is also home to a large number of the honkers.
The recording opens with a 23-second cornet solo of an unidentified song, followed by a man's voice reciting "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "Old Mother Hubbard.

In science:

Res. 47 (2003) 245-253. P.E. Chabrier, M. Auguet, B. Spinnewyn, S. Auvin, S. Cornet, C. Demerlé-Pallardy, C. Guilmard-Favre, J.G. Marin, B. Pignol, V. Gillard-Roubert, C. Roussillot-Charnet, J. Schulz, I. Viossat, D. Bigg, S.
Wide therapeutic time window for nimesulide neuroprotection in a model of transient focal cerebral ischemia in the rat
The chiral loop corrections have been estimated by Bijnens, Bramon and Cornet (1990) and are 6 to 12 % over the phase space relevant for this experiment.
Report of the Working Group on Goldstone Boson Production and Decay
Higher order corrections have been estimated by Holstein (1996) by unitarizing the CHPT calculation of Bijnens, Bramon and Cornet (1990).
Report of the Working Group on Goldstone Boson Production and Decay
The decay η → π+ π−γ has a width of 58 ± 6 eV while the one-loop CHPT result is about 47 eV (Bijnens, Bramon and Cornet (1990)).
Report of the Working Group on Goldstone Boson Production and Decay
Cornet, Jerome. “Separation of Functional and Non-Functional Aspects in Transactional Level Models of Systems-on-Chip”. Dissertation at Institut Polytechnique De Grenoble. 2008. Cummings, Clifford. “SystemVerilog’s priority & Unique – A Solution to Verilog’s full_case & parallel_case Evil Twins”. SNUG.
The New Embedded System Design Methodology For Improving Design Process Performance
With exercises by Bernard Cornet and Jean-Michel Lasry, Translated from the French by Carole Labrousse.
White Noise Representation of Gaussian Random Fields