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vi·o·lon·cel·lo

 (vē′ə-lən-chĕl′ō, vī′ə-)
n. pl. vi·o·lon·cel·los
A cello.

[Italian, diminutive of violone, violone; see violone.]

vi′o·lon·cel′list n.

violoncello

(ˌvaɪələnˈtʃɛləʊ)
n, pl -los or -li
(Instruments) the full name for cello
[C18: from Italian, from violone + -cello, diminutive suffix]
ˌviolonˈcellist 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.violoncello - a large stringed instrumentvioloncello - 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
كَمان جَهير الصَّوْت
violoncello
cello
violončelo
csellógordonka
selló
チェロ
čells
violončelo

violoncello

[ˌvaɪələnˈtʃeləʊ] Nviolonchelo m

violoncello

n (form)Violoncello nt

violoncello

(vaiələnˈtʃelou) noun
full form of cello.
ˌviolonˈcellist noun
full form of cellist.
References in classic literature ?
There, snuff and cigars, and German pipes and flutes, and violins and violoncellos, divide the supremacy between them.
As Elinor was neither musical, nor affecting to be so, she made no scruple of turning her eyes from the grand pianoforte, whenever it suited her, and unrestrained even by the presence of a harp, and violoncello, would fix them at pleasure on any other object in the room.
Wemmick no longer unwound Wemmick's arm when it adapted itself to her figure, but sat in a high-backed chair against the wall, like a violoncello in its case, and submitted to be embraced as that melodious instrument might have done.
Old Joshway," as he is irreverently called by his neighbours, is in a state of simmering indignation; but he has not yet opened his lips except to say, in a resounding bass undertone, like the tuning of a violoncello, "Sehon, King of the Amorites; for His mercy endureth for ever; and Og the King of Basan: for His mercy endureth for ever"--a quotation which may seem to have slight bearing on the present occasion, but, as with every other anomaly, adequate knowledge will show it to be a natural sequence.
Skimpole could play on the piano and the violoncello, and he was a composer--had composed half an opera once, but got tired of it--and played what he composed with taste.
In the gallery opposite to the pulpit were a little choir of male and female singers, a violoncello, and a violin.
Even political principle must have been in danger of relaxation under such circumstances; and the violin, faithful to rotten boroughs, must have been tempted to fraternize in a demoralizing way with a reforming violoncello.