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Meaning of CORNET

Pronunciation:  kor'net

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

CORNET is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: horn, trumpet
 See Also: brass, serpent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cor"net\ (k?r"n?t), n. [F. cornet, m. (for senses 1 &
2), cornette, f. & m. (for senses 3 & 4), dim. of corne horn,
L. cornu. See {Horn}.]
1. (Mus.)
   (a) An obsolete rude reed instrument (Ger. Zinken), of the
       oboe family.
   (b) 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
   (c) A certain organ stop or register.

2. A cap of paper twisted at the end, used by retailers to
   inclose small wares. --Cotgrave.

3. (Mil.)
   (a) A troop of cavalry; -- so called from its being
       accompanied by a cornet player. [Obs.] ``A body of
       five cornets of horse.'' --Clarendon.
   (b) The standard of such a troop. [Obs.]
   (c) The lowest grade of commissioned officer in a British
       cavalry troop, who carried the standard. The office
       was abolished in 1871.

4. A headdress:
   (a) A square cap anciently worn as a mark of certain
   (b) A part of a woman's headdress, in the 16th century.

5. [Cf. {Coronet}.] (Far.) See {Coronet}, 2.

Easton Bible Dictionary

Heb. shophar, "brightness," with reference to the clearness of its sound (1 Chr. 15:28; 2 Chr. 15:14; Ps. 98:6; Hos. 5:8). It is usually rendered in the Authorized Version "trumpet." It denotes the long and straight horn, about eighteen inches long. The words of Joel, "Blow the trumpet," literally, "Sound the cornet," refer to the festival which was the preparation for the day of Atonement. In Dan. 3:5, 7, 10, 15, the word (keren) so rendered is a curved horn. The word "cornet" in 2 Sam. 6:5 (Heb. mena'an'im, occurring only here) was some kind of instrument played by being shaken like the Egyptian sistrum, consisting of rings or bells hung loosely on iron rods.

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