- Over the years, McPhee has become adept on alto and soprano saxes, value trombone, flugelhorn, pocket trumpet, cornet, and various clarinets.
- The cornet became the leading instrument of British and American brass bands.
- Around five years ago Mr Winterflood, who teaches eight instruments ranging from the cornet to the tuba, decided that he wanted to do something to help needy children.
- There are practical problems: for example, some ice cream cornets may be inappropriately rejected if their chocolate-containing tips overlap in the packaging.
- My daily treat was a giant cornet of delicious vanilla ice cream.
- Stop me and have a look - there are no cornets or ice lollies, but there is plenty of local history on offer in Yorkshire's most unusual museum.
- Example sentences
- Among the fantastic line-up of musicians are cornettist Jon-Erik Kellso, clarinettist Dan Levinson, trombonist Dan Barrett and pianists Mark Shane and Dick Hyman whose solo spin on ‘Clementine’ is one of many highlights.
- His later instrumental music explores new formal patterns as well as exploiting the virtuosity of cornettists and violinists.
- The Chicago Underground is made up of core duo cornettist Rob Mazurek and drummer Chad Taylor which augments with guest players to become Trios, Quartets, even an Orchestra.
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mid 16th century: from French cornette, diminutive of corne (originally a collective term), based on Latin cornua 'horns'. The word originally denoted a kind of woman's headdress, or a strip of lace hanging down from a headdress against the cheeks; later it referred to the pennon of a cavalry troop, hence the officer who carried the colours.
cornetcy sustantivo (plural cornetcies)
- Example sentences
- His obliging mother bought him a cornetcy in the Devonshire yeomanry.
- When aged 22, he purchased a cornetcy in Sir Richard Echlin's dragoons, known as the Inniskilling Dragoons.
- The Ingoldsby in whose regiment he accepted a cornetcy in 1667 was his uncle by marriage.
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