At the same time Paul Prill occupied himself in learning the cornet piston with his father.
It is stated that the Oneida Indians have organized a cornet band.
Above all this whispering was heard the distant sound of the cornet at the peasants' ball.
The cornet hesitated for a little, and then told his uncle the name of his accomplice.
"He was found in a summer-house in the garden, your excellency, and refuses to give his name," replied the cornet.
See me, do you say, Mr. cornet; in his own cabin, as soon as it is convenient?
Hussar cornet Zherkov had at one time, in Petersburg, belonged to the wild set led by Dolokhov.
Watch him on the countermarch when they pass the Radnor cornet band.
The cornet and bass-viol had put in an appearance, but the pianist had been lost in the shuffle.
The cornet then said that his orders were to take the king away with him.
c.1400, "A wind instrument made of wood and provided with six finger holes" [Middle English Dictionary], from Old French cornet (14c.) "a small horn," diminutive of corn "a horn," from Latin cornu "horn" (see horn (n.)). Modern use is short for cornet-à-pistons "cornet with pistons."
The quality of the tone is penetrating and unsympathetic, by no means equal to that of the trumpet, for which it is commonly substituted. ["cornet" entry in "Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia," 1902]
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.