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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.
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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
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(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]
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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"
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[ˈtʃeləʊ] Nvioloncelo m, violonchelo m
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[ˈtʃɛləʊ] nvioloncelle m
I play the cello → Je joue du violoncelle.
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, ’cello
nCello nt
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[ˈtʃɛləʊ] nvioloncello
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(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.
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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
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