- a musical instrument consisting of a straight or curved tube of wood or ivory having finger holes like a recorder and a cup-shaped mouthpiece like a trumpet
from Old French cornet a little horn, from corn horn, from Latin cornū
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For those watching the destruction at home and wanting to help, Cornett recommended donations to the Red Cross.Stuck Far From Home, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett Asks for Prayers
May 21, 2013
But the cornett was doomed to destruction in the struggle for life.
One morning (July, 1890) Cornett, in company of his little brother, started to the field to cut oats.
Cornett sank dead upon the log, while his little brother ran for life and escaped.
The cornett was given a place in the chorales of Bach and the operas of Gluck after it had become extinct in England.
Various machines are used for this, such as Wurster's kneading engine, Cornett's breaker, or some similar contrivance.The Manufacture of Paper
Robert Walter Sindall