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cel·lo

 (chĕl′ō)
n. pl. cel·los
A four-stringed musical instrument of the violin family, pitched lower than the viola but higher than the double bass.

[Short for violoncello.]

cel′list (chĕl′ĭst) n.

cello

(ˈtʃɛləʊ)
n, pl -los
(Instruments) music a bowed stringed instrument of the violin family. Range: more than four octaves upwards from C below the bass staff. It has four strings, is held between the knees, and has an extendible metal spike at the lower end, which acts as a support. Full name: violoncello
ˈcellist n

cel•lo

(ˈtʃɛl oʊ)

n., pl. -los.
the second largest member of the violin family, rested vertically on the floor between the performer's knees when played; violoncello.
[1875–80; short for violoncello]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cello - a large stringed instrumentcello - a large stringed instrument; seated player holds it upright while playing
bowed stringed instrument, string - stringed instruments that are played with a bow; "the strings played superlatively well"
Translations
violoncellocello
cello
sello
violončelo
sellóknéfiðla
チェロ
첼로
violončelėviolončelininkas
čells
violončeločelo
cello
ไวโอลินเซลโล
đàn cellođàn viôlôngxenxelô

cello

[ˈtʃeləʊ] Nvioloncelo m, violonchelo m

cello

[ˈtʃɛləʊ] nvioloncelle m
I play the cello → Je joue du violoncelle.

cello

, ’cello
nCello nt

cello

[ˈtʃɛləʊ] nvioloncello

cello,

'cello

(ˈtʃeləu) noun
(short for ˈvioloncello) a stringed musical instrument similar to, but much larger than, a violin.
cellist, 'cellist noun
a person who plays the cello.

cello

كَمَانٌ جَهِير violoncello cello Cello τσέλο violoncelo sello violoncelle violončelo violoncello チェロ 첼로 cello cello wiolonczela violoncelo виолончель cello ไวโอลินเซลโล viyolonsel đàn cello 大提琴
References in classic literature ?
The music had started up, and half a block away you could hear the dull "broom, broom" of a cello, with the squeaking of two fiddles which vied with each other in intricate and altitudinous gymnastics.
He is playing a bass part upon his cello, and so the excitement is nothing to him; no matter what happens in the treble, it is his task to saw out one long-drawn and lugubrious note after another, from four o'clock in the afternoon until nearly the same hour next morning, for his third of the total income of one dollar per hour.
During their progress, needless to say, the sounds of the cello are pretty well extinguished; but at last the three are at the head, and Tamoszius takes his station at the right hand of the bride and begins to pour out his soul in melting strains.
Compositions include Rigoletto Fantasy for cello and orchestra on Verdi's opera, Interlude for string quartet and orchestra, Maze of Love for voice, piano and orchestra, Marche Triomphale for two pianos and percussion (GSO 2012 Commission), Carnival in Venice for violin and two cellos, My Heart Is In The East Raoul Wallenberg In Memoriam for solo cello (performed at the centenary celebrations and at the Swedish Parliament and members of the US Congress, 2012), Rene Descartes in Stockholm, for solo recorder, The Sea Of Flowers Is Rising Higher, elegy for solo cello in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, Christmas Cookies for mezzo-soprano and 3 cellos, and Suite for solo cello.
In the following years, the band released three albums (Plays Metallica By Four Cellos in 1996, Inquisition Symphony in 1998 and Cult in 2000).
The result is A Tale of Two Cellos - a CD and now a live tour, coming to Liverpool, of music adapted for the most vocally human of instruments.
Ideal for beginning student string players, the brand new series features three violins and three cellos: V3SKA12, V3SKA34 and V3SKA44 violins and the VC3S 12, VC3S34 and VC3S44 cellos in one-half, three-quarter and full sizes, respectively.
He had a tight grip upon this brooding score, as dark as the Finnish myths which provide its context, and his balancing of strings, despite the cellos being as overpopulated as though in a youth orchestra, was judicious.
We expect to hear cellos played in the hands of classical musicians working from written scores, rather than improvising in a groove with a fiddler.
The programme will be announced tomorrow but is likely to include pieces by Villa-Lobos and an arrangement for nine cellos of the second movement of Elgar''s Cello Concerto.
Among the categories included are cello solo, cello and piano, two or more cellos, duos with other instruments, solo cello and orchestra/ensemble, voice and cello and methods and studies.
Two cellos worth thousands of pounds and a Spanish guitar have been stolen from Atlantic College in the Vale of Glamorgan.