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cello

play
noun cel·lo \ˈche-(ˌ)lō\

Simple Definition of cello

  • : a large musical instrument like a violin that is held between the player's knees while the player sits

Full Definition of cello

plural cellos also cel·li play \-lē\

  1. :  the bass member of the violin family tuned an octave below the viola

cel·list play \ˈche-list\ noun

Origin of cello

short for violoncello


First Known Use: 1855

Rhymes with cello


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