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
British Dictionary definitions for cornet
Word Origin for cornet
Word Origin and History 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]