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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.


(ˈtʃɛl ɪst)

a person who plays the cello.
[1885–90; short for violoncellist]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cellist - someone who plays a violoncellocellist - someone who plays a violoncello  
instrumentalist, musician, player - someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)


[ˈtʃelɪst] Nvioloncelista mf, violonchelista mf


[ˈtʃɛlɪst] nvioloncelliste mf


nCellist(in) m(f)


[ˈtʃɛlɪst] nvioloncellista m/f



(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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