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cornet-à-pistons

[kawr-net-uh-pis-tuh nz; French kawr-ne-a-pee-stawn] /kɔrˈnɛt əˈpɪs tənz; French kɔr nɛ a piˈstɔ̃/
noun, plural cornets-à-pistons
[kawr-nets-uh-pis-tuh nz; French kawr-ne-za-pee-stawn] /kɔrˈnɛts əˈpɪs tənz; French kɔr nɛ za piˈstɔ̃/ (Show IPA)
1.
cornet (def 1).
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < French: literally, cornet with valves
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