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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.


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


(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.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"
đàn cellođàn viôlôngxenxelô


[ˈtʃeləʊ] Nvioloncelo m, violonchelo m


[ˈtʃɛləʊ] nvioloncelle m
I play the cello → Je joue du violoncelle.


, ’cello
nCello nt


[ˈtʃɛləʊ] nvioloncello



(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.


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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Cello became part of our home a few weeks ago because Piccolo, whom my late husband and I had for eight years, has been depressed since his pal died, and frankly, we needed more noise in the house.
He initially composed the remarkably virtuosic yet vastly reflective Canzona in 1883 for the combination of clarinet and orchestra but he later arranged the piece for cello and piano and it is in this form that it has gained worldwide recognition.
In October, as BEST program teachers were enrolling students, they noticed something new - of the 95 students in the String Academy, at least 28 indicated they wanted to play the cello.
Clad in a silk sari, Saskia Rao de- Haas takes the stage and plays her Indian cello with grace and elegance.