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Definitions for cornet
kɔrˈnɛt; esp. Brit. ˈkɔr nɪtcor·net

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cornet, horn, trumpet, trump(noun)

    a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cornet(noun)

    an obsolete rude reed instrument (Ger. Zinken), of the oboe family

    Etymology: [F. cornet, m. (for senses 1 & 2), cornette, f. & m. (for senses 3 & 4), dim. of corne horn, L. cornu. See Horn.]

  2. Cornet(noun)

    a brass instrument, with cupped mouthpiece, and furnished with valves or pistons, now used in bands, and, in place of the trumpet, in orchestras. See Cornet-a-piston

    Etymology: [F. cornet, m. (for senses 1 & 2), cornette, f. & m. (for senses 3 & 4), dim. of corne horn, L. cornu. See Horn.]

  3. Cornet(noun)

    a certain organ stop or register

    Etymology: [F. cornet, m. (for senses 1 & 2), cornette, f. & m. (for senses 3 & 4), dim. of corne horn, L. cornu. See Horn.]

  4. Cornet(noun)

    a cap of paper twisted at the end, used by retailers to inclose small wares

    Etymology: [F. cornet, m. (for senses 1 & 2), cornette, f. & m. (for senses 3 & 4), dim. of corne horn, L. cornu. See Horn.]

  5. Cornet(noun)

    a troop of cavalry; -- so called from its being accompanied by a cornet player

    Etymology: [F. cornet, m. (for senses 1 & 2), cornette, f. & m. (for senses 3 & 4), dim. of corne horn, L. cornu. See Horn.]

  6. Cornet(noun)

    the standard of such a troop

    Etymology: [F. cornet, m. (for senses 1 & 2), cornette, f. & m. (for senses 3 & 4), dim. of corne horn, L. cornu. See Horn.]

  7. Cornet(noun)

    the lowest grade of commissioned officer in a British cavalry troop, who carried the standard. The office was abolished in 1871

    Etymology: [F. cornet, m. (for senses 1 & 2), cornette, f. & m. (for senses 3 & 4), dim. of corne horn, L. cornu. See Horn.]

  8. Cornet(noun)

    a headdress

    Etymology: [F. cornet, m. (for senses 1 & 2), cornette, f. & m. (for senses 3 & 4), dim. of corne horn, L. cornu. See Horn.]

  9. Cornet(noun)

    a square cap anciently worn as a mark of certain professions

    Etymology: [F. cornet, m. (for senses 1 & 2), cornette, f. & m. (for senses 3 & 4), dim. of corne horn, L. cornu. See Horn.]

  10. Cornet(noun)

    a part of a woman's headdress, in the 16th century

    Etymology: [F. cornet, m. (for senses 1 & 2), cornette, f. & m. (for senses 3 & 4), dim. of corne horn, L. cornu. See Horn.]

  11. Cornet(noun)

    see Coronet, 2

    Etymology: [F. cornet, m. (for senses 1 & 2), cornette, f. & m. (for senses 3 & 4), dim. of corne horn, L. cornu. See Horn.]

Freebase

  1. Cornet

    The cornet is a brass instrument very similar to the trumpet, distinguished by its conical bore, compact shape, and mellower tone quality. The most common cornet is a transposing instrument in B♭. It is not related to the renaissance and early baroque cornett.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cornet

    kor′net, n. a brass treble wind-instrument, with a cup mouthpiece—also Cor′net-à-pis′ton, -ons: formerly the lowest grade of commissioned officer in the cavalry—the office was abolished in 1871, sub-lieutenant being substituted.—ns. Cor′netcy, the commission or rank of a cornet; Cor′netist, Cor′nist, a solo cornet-player. [Fr. cornet, dim. of corne, a horn, trumpet. See Corn, lit. horn.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cornet

    A commissioned officer who carries the colours belonging to a cavalry troop, equivalent to an ensign in the infantry; the junior subaltern rank in the horse.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. cornet

    (Ital. cornetta, a “small flag”). Is the lowest grade of commissioned officers in the cavalry, equivalent to ensign in the infantry, his duty being to bear the standard. In the U. S. army there are no cornets.

  2. cornet

    In the military history of the ancients, an instrument much in the nature of a trumpet: when the cornet only sounded, the ensigns were to march alone without the soldiers; whereas, when the trumpet only sounded, the soldiers were to move forward without the ensigns. A troop of horse was so called.

Anagrams for cornet »

  1. Corten

  2. Retcon

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cornet in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cornet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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