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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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(ˈtʃɛl ɪst)

a person who plays the cello.
[1885–90; short for violoncellist]
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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)
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[ˈtʃelɪst] Nvioloncelista mf, violonchelista mf
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[ˈtʃɛlɪst] nvioloncelliste mf
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nCellist(in) m(f)
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[ˈtʃɛlɪst] nvioloncellista m/f
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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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