American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Music A wind instrument of the trumpet class, having three valves operated by pistons.
- n. A piece of paper twisted into a cone and used to hold small wares such as candy or nuts.
- n. A headdress, often cone-shaped, worn by women in the 12th and 13th centuries.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music: Originally, a musical instrument of the oboe class, of crude construction and harsh tone.
- n. Same as cornet-à-pistons. An organ-stop having from 3 to 5 pipes to each key, and giving loud and somewhat coarse tones: now rarely made. A mounted cornet is such a stop with its pipes raised upon a separate sound-board, so as to make its tone more prominent; an echo cornet is a similar stop, but of much more delicate quality, usually placed in the swellorgan. Also
- n. A pedal reed-stop of 2-or 4-feet tone.
- n. A little cap of paper twisted at the end, in which retailers inclose small wares.
- n. The square-topped academic cap.
- n. A woman's head-dress or a part of it, probably named from its angular or pointed shape, as the end or corner of the tippet of the chaperon in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
- n. That part of the head-dress worn in the seventeenth century that hung down beside the cheek; a flap, a pendent strip of lace, or the like. See pinner. Also called bugle-cap.
- n. In dressmaking, the shaping of a sleeve near the wrist: so called from its resemblance to what is known as trumpet-shape.
- n. Same as cornette.
- n. Milit.: A flag or standard. Especially— A flag borne before the king of France, or displayed when he was present with the army. It was either plain white or white embroidered with golden fleurs-de-lis. A flag of a company of cavalry.
- n. The officer of lowest commissioned grade in the cavalry, to whose charge this flag was confided: a term equivalent to ensign in the infantry. The office of cornet is now abolished in England, and is nearly represented by that of second lieutenant or sub-lieutenant.
- n. A company of cavalry, named in like manner from the standard carried at its head.
- n. Same as coronet, 6.
- To let the blood of (a horse).
- n. In botany, a hollow, horn-like growth or projection; a hood.
- n. A musical instrument of the brass family, slightly smaller than a trumpet, usually in the musical key of B-flat.
- n. A piece of paper twisted to be used as a container.
- n. A pastry shell to be filled with ice-cream, hence (UK) an ice cream cone.
- n. The white headdress worn by the Sisters of Charity.
- n. obsolete The standard flown by a cavalry troop.
- n. historical The fifth commissioned officer in a cavalry troop, who carried the colours (equivalent to the ensign in infantry).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An obsolete rude reed instrument (Ger.
Zinken), of the oboe family.
- n. 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-à-piston.
- n. A certain organ stop or register.
- n. A cap of paper twisted at the end, used by retailers to inclose small wares.
- n. obsolete, obsolete, obsolete A troop of cavalry; -- so called from its being accompanied by a cornet player.
- n. obsolete The standard of such a troop.
- n. The lowest grade of commissioned officer in a British cavalry troop, who carried the standard. The office was abolished in 1871.
- n. A headdress.
- n. A square cap anciently worn as a mark of certain professions.
- n. A part of a woman's headdress, in the 16th century.
- n. (Far.) See Coronet, 2.
- n. a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves
- From Middle French cornette, diminutive of corne, from Latin cornua ("horns"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, diminutive of corn, horn, from Latin cornū; see ker-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And my dad was buying me a cornet, which is sort of like a trumpet.”
“He would be content with the little one, the what-you-call cornet; and -- don't you see? ”
“The cornet was his own, and he presented the drum to King, and the tambourine to Marjorie.”
“The cornet was a man of about forty, with a grey pointed beard, skinny and lean, but handsome and very fresh-looking for his age.”
“One of the most famous musicians of the 20th century, he was first known as a cornet player, then as a trumpet player, and toward the end of his career he was best known as a vocalist and influential jazz singers.”
“It was used by forces on the Burma Railway and scratched into the cornet are the names of some of the soldiers who died on the railway.”
“The arrival of the enemy is announced in the form of an injunction to blow an alarm. cornet ... trumpet -- The "cornet" was made of the curved horn of animals and was used by shepherds.”
“You just made what’s called a cornet to pipe the filling into this tray of cupcakes.”
“It tells of her undying love for the frozen treat and noted that she, back in the late 1800's, had made the first edible ice cream "cornet" and entertained the idea of making ice cream with "liquid gas" (i.e. liquid nitrogen).”
“Of all the different amusements possible to these tenement dwellers Italians, Jews, and blacks for the most part, there is none that appeals to both sense and emotion so strongly as dancing, especially dancing conducted to the wild music of blaring cornet and loud-beating drum, with rattling sounds from a guitar and mandolin.”
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