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



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 Originlate 19th cent.: from Italian, diminutive of corno ‘horn’, from Latin cornu. Compare with cornet.

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