Part of speech: noun

A small wind - instrument of the trumpet class.

Part of speech: noun

Formerly, a cavalry officer; a flag or standard.

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Usage examples "cornet":

  1. The office of Cornet of cavalry was less responsible. - "Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II.", Gustav Freytag.
  2. " Well," said the cornet player, " we knew this was a big show, and we presumed you would be a good director, and we thought the practice would do us good." - "Continuous Vaudeville", Will M. Cressy.
  3. She fitted up the stable with a stage and seats, and persuaded a neighbor who played the cornet to act as 'band. - "The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson", Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez.