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
Source: Oxford English Dictionary