noun cel·lo \ˈche-(ˌ)lō\

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

plural cellos also cel·li \-lē\

Full Definition of CELLO

:  the bass member of the violin family tuned an octave below the viola
cel·list \ˈche-list\ noun

Origin of CELLO

short for violoncello
First Known Use: 1855

Rhymes with CELLO

CELLO Defined for Kids


noun cel·lo \ˈche-lō\
plural cel·los

Definition of CELLO for Kids

:  a large stringed instrument of the violin family that plays the bass part


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