violoncello


vi·o·lon·cel·lo

noun \ˌvī-ə-lən-ˈche-(ˌ)lō, ˌvē-\

Definition of VIOLONCELLO

:  cello
vi·o·lon·cel·list \-ˈche-list\ noun

Origin of VIOLONCELLO

Italian, diminutive of violone, augmentative of viola
First Known Use: circa 1724

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