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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Cornet \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.]
(a) An obsolete rude reed instrument (Ger. Zinken), of the
(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.
(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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a
narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of
valves [syn: cornet, horn, trumpet, trump]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
110 Moby Thesaurus words for "cornet":
English horn, alpenhorn, alphorn, althorn, alto horn, ballad horn,
baritone, bass horn, bassoon, block flute, bombard, bourdon,
brass choir, brass wind, brass-wind instrument, brasses, bugle,
bugle horn, cello, claribel, clarinet, clarion, complex cone,
concert flute, cone, conelet, conoid, cop, cornet-a-pistons,
corno di caccia, cornopean, cromorna, cymbel, diapason,
double-bell euphonium, dulciana, euphonium, flute stop,
foundation stop, fourniture, funnel, gamba, gedeckt, gemshorn,
harmonic flute, helicon, horn, hunting horn, hybrid stop,
ice-cream cone, key trumpet, koppel flute, larigot, lituus, lur,
mellophone, melodia, mixture, mutation stop, nazard, oboe, octave,
ophicleide, orchestral horn, organ stop, piccolo, pine cone,
plein jeu, pocket trumpet, posaune, post horn, principal, quint,
quintaten, rank, ranket, reed stop, register, rohr flute, sackbut,
saxhorn, saxtuba, serpent, sesquialtera, shawm, slide trombone,
sliphorn, sousaphone, spitz flute, stop, stopped diapason,
stopped flute, string diapason, string stop, tenor tuba, tierce,
tremolo, tromba, trombone, trumpet, tuba, twelfth, unda maris,
valve trombone, valve trumpet, vibrato, viola, voix celeste,
vox angelica, vox humana
From Easton's 1897 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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