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Definition of cornetto noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cornetto

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//kɔːˈnetəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kɔːrˈnetoʊ//
 
(pl. cornetti
BrE BrE//kɔːˈneti//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kɔːrˈneti//
 
)
(from Italian) Musical instruments
 
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an early musical instrument consisting of a curved tube with holes in that you cover with your fingers while blowing into the end See related entries: Musical instruments Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Italian, diminutive of corno ‘horn’, from Latin cornu. Compare with cornet.

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