A musical instrument just like a trumpet, yet smaller.
Where did you go today? To band practice. I played 1st chair cornet!
by Krystina Gold April 06, 2006
A B-flat instrument similar in sound to a trumpet. For the most part, they have been replaced by trumpets in high school bands as they save money by just having the band have a bunch of trumpets.
Why do we need cornets? We have trumpets?
by Chris Rice February 03, 2007