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violoncello

play
noun vi·o·lon·cel·lo \ˌvī-ə-lən-ˈche-(ˌ)lō, ˌvē-\

Definition of violoncello

  1. :  cello

violoncellist play \-ˈche-list\ noun


Origin of violoncello

Italian, diminutive of violone, augmentative of viola


First Known Use: circa 1724



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