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or cor·net·tist

  1. a musician who plays the cornet.
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Origin of cornetist

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; cornet + -ist
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Examples from the Web for cornetist

Historical Examples

  • "Gi' me a call there on the bugle," said Haight rapidly to the cornetist.

    Moran of the Lady Letty

    Frank Norris

  • Standing at the extreme inner edge of the walk was the cornetist.

  • There was a cornetist, two or three violins followed, then a banjo and guitar.

    The Girl and Her Religion

    Margaret Slattery

  • As the flag was raised, the Star Spangled Banner was sung, a cornetist leading.

  • The cornetist sounded a couple of notes, and the cotillon paused in the very act of the break.

British Dictionary definitions for cornetist



  1. a person who plays the cornet
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