At the same time Paul Prill occupied himself in learning the cornet piston with his father.
Watch him on the countermarch when they pass the Radnor cornet band.
Above all this whispering was heard the distant sound of the cornet at the peasants' ball.
The cornet then said that his orders were to take the king away with him.
"He was found in a summer-house in the garden, your excellency, and refuses to give his name," replied the cornet.
Am I wrong in preferring the cornet to any other wind instrument?
Hussar cornet Zherkov had at one time, in Petersburg, belonged to the wild set led by Dolokhov.
The cornet had two miles to swim, which he accomplished with difficulty.
The cornet and bass-viol had put in an appearance, but the pianist had been lost in the shuffle.
“I would advise you, dame, not to try the experiment,” said cornet Bryce.
c.1400, "A wind instrument made of wood and provided with six finger holes" [Middle English Dictionary], from Old French cornet (14c.) "a small horn," diminutive of corn "a horn," from Latin cornu "horn" (see horn (n.)). Modern use is short for cornet-à-pistons "cornet with pistons."
The quality of the tone is penetrating and unsympathetic, by no means equal to that of the trumpet, for which it is commonly substituted. ["cornet" entry in "Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia," 1902]