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Definition of "cornetist" [cornetist]

  • Music One who plays a cornet. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cornetist" in a sentence
  • "Whether or not the cornetist Buddy Bolden invented jazz Jelly Roll Morton is one of the best known other claimants to the title, he certainly created the enduring archetype of the jazz musician as doomed romantic hero when he suffered a mental breakdown in 1907, at the age of 30, and spent his remaining years in a Louisiana asylum."
  • "He was still in his teens when, in a pivotal encounter in the history of jazz, he met Joe "King" Oliver, an older man then generally reckoned to be the city's finest cornetist, and the leader of an excellent band."
  • "The Tri-Centric Festival began on Wednesday with "Pine Top Aerial Music," a piece for three horns, including Mr. Braxton on soprano sax, cornetist and Braxton copilot Taylor Ho Bynum , plus two dancers, all of whom moved about the stage in geometric patterns, and a stationary diva in towering heels chanting a mixture of numbers and bird noises."