[ kawr-net-uh-pis-tuh nz; French kawr-ne-a-pee-stawn ]
/ kɔrˈnɛt əˈpɪs tənz; French kɔr nɛ a piˈstɔ̃ /
noun, plural cor·nets-à-pis·tons [kawr-nets-uh-pis-tuh nz; French kawr-ne-za-pee-stawn] /kɔrˈnɛts əˈpɪs tənz; French kɔr nɛ za piˈstɔ̃/.
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Origin of cornet-à-pistons
1830–40; < French: literally, cornet with valves
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