Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Entry: cornet (n.)

In context: "[Mario's aural background becomes something like a brisk cornet, and there's some glove-muffled finger-snapping from J.G.F.C., who's lapsed into a visionary reverie.]"

Definition:  A wind-instrument:

†a. In early times a wind-instrument made of a horn or resembling a horn; a horn

†b. A rude musical instrument of the oboe class

 c. Now a brass musical instrument of the trumpet class, with valves or pistons for producing notes additional to the natural harmonics; also called cornet-à-piston


SNOOT score: 1
Page: 439

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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