Origin of cornet
Examples from the Web for cornet
Richard Wagner made a living, during four lean years, arranging Italian opera arias for the cornet.Damn!|Henry Louis Mencken
“Where,” cried the Cornet, also relieving himself of his burden.
As thus: 'Did you favour any gentleman when you rode out, the cornet being of your guard?'The Fifth Queen Crowned|Ford Madox Ford
In the Five Towns the number of cornet players is scarcely exceeded by the number of public-houses.The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories|Arnold Bennett
As a rule noise of any kind affected him very little, and at first he took no notice whatever of young Kerrigan's cornet.General John Regan|George A. Birmingham
Word Origin for cornet
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]