cello


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cel·lo

 (chĕl′ō)
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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cello

(ˈtʃɛləʊ)
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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cel•lo

(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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Translations
violoncellocello
cello
sello
violončelo
sellóknéfiðla
チェロ
첼로
violončelėviolončelininkas
čells
violončeločelo
cello
ไวโอลินเซลโล
đàn cellođàn viôlôngxenxelô

cello

[ˈtʃeləʊ] Nvioloncelo m, violonchelo m
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cello

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

, ’cello
nCello nt
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cello

[ˈtʃɛləʊ] nvioloncello
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cello,

'cello

(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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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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References in classic literature ?
There was a friend who played upon the 'cello. One brought his flute and another his violin, while there were some who sang and a number who performed upon the piano with various degrees of taste and agility.
An' sometimes, when you talk low, it sounds round and sweet like the 'cello in the Macdonough Theater orchestra.
The music had started up, and half a block away you could hear the dull "broom, broom" of a cello, with the squeaking of two fiddles which vied with each other in intricate and altitudinous gymnastics.
He is playing a bass part upon his cello, and so the excitement is nothing to him; no matter what happens in the treble, it is his task to saw out one long-drawn and lugubrious note after another, from four o'clock in the afternoon until nearly the same hour next morning, for his third of the total income of one dollar per hour.
During their progress, needless to say, the sounds of the cello are pretty well extinguished; but at last the three are at the head, and Tamoszius takes his station at the right hand of the bride and begins to pour out his soul in melting strains.
In the Britten adagio, which begins with a timpani roll and eases into a rich cello melody, some will prefer Rostropovich's fulsome tone but Muller-Schott's lighter and swifter approach fits better with the restless and uncanny preceding movement marked Presto Inquieto.
Ideal for beginning student string players, the brand new series features three violins and three cellos: V3SKA12, V3SKA34 and V3SKA44 violins and the VC3S 12, VC3S34 and VC3S44 cellos in one-half, three-quarter and full sizes, respectively.
The most famous example of this use of the cello comes in Max Bruch's "Kol Nidrei," in which the cello develops the atonement theme sung by the cantor at the beginning of Yom Kippur.
Paul Michelson has played cello for the Philharmonic for over 50 years and was president of the Huddersfield Choral Society in its 150th anniversary year.
"It's usually checked in as Miss A Cello, or Cello Jenkinson." No wonder there's sometimes confusion when flight crew try to count the passengers and think they are missing one woman.
The Cello Sonata is perhaps a touch more bizarre than the Concerto because it was written in response to Stalin's dictate for "Socialist Realism," whatever that meant.
Two cellos worth thousands of pounds and a Spanish guitar have been stolen from Atlantic College in the Vale of Glamorgan.