cornet-à-pistons

[kawr-net-uh-pis-tuh nz; French kawr-ne-a-pee-stawn]

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/.


Nearby words

  1. cornered,
  2. cornerman,
  3. cornerstone,
  4. cornerwise,
  5. cornet,
  6. cornetcy,
  7. cornetfish,
  8. cornetist,
  9. cornett,
  10. cornfed

Origin of cornet-à-pistons

1830–40; < French: literally, cornet with valves

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