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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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Tributes have been paid to cellist and conductor Geraint John following his death on January 15 at the age of 86.
International Mstislav Rostropovich Festival is a traditional festival organized by cellist himself in 2006.
The cellist was asked to change out of a Corbyn Nike tick top at Radio 1's Big Weekend earlier this year so the Beeb were not accused of bias.
Other highlights of her career include touring for two years as featured cellist with Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson - The Immortal World Tour and having her music featured in dozens of movies.
Suffering from a cold, the conductor was visibly conserving his energy in the last rehearsal with cellist Isang Enders.
A professor emeritus at the University of Oregon School of Music, he was a cellist and director of graduate studies.
Born in Stockholm, Sweden and currently living in London, the cellist combines performing with teaching and composing.
Discussing the implications of this for the modern cellist desirous of playing in a historically informed way, Kennaway explains that there are some consequential decisions to be made.
On Tuesday, July 7, Dewsbury Town Hall will be hosting a preview event featuring cellist Jessica Burroughs and pianist Martin Pickard as well as an introduction to the forthcoming programme by Richard Farnes, musical director of Opera North, organist Gordon Stewart and Phil Boughton, orchestra manager.
CELLIST Julian Lloyd Webber performs in a special concert at New Brighton next week.