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Definition of cellist

: a cello player a yard-long implement that looks just like a cellist's bow, only larger.— Donovan Hohn

Examples of cellist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On stage, a cellist tuned her instrument, while Ian opened a laptop and adjusted his microphone. Holly Ojalvo, Quartz, "The 3rd annual Quartz Casties: Our favorite podcasts of 2019," 22 Dec. 2019 Sihyun Jennifer Park, a 10th-grade cellist in the orchestra, took first prize in the Golden Classical Music Awards and was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Tracy Trobridge, baltimoresun.com, "Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton: Howard County Register of Wills Byron Macfarlane to speak at Men’s Roundtable," 28 Nov. 2019 In it, the glam rocker played a cellist who finds himself in a love triangle with a vampire (Catherine Deneuve) and a doctor (Susan Sarandon). Aly Semigran, Billboard, "Musicians In Horror Movies: 13 Best Cameos and Starring Roles," 23 Oct. 2019 Emhoff was immediately smitten with Harris, and the feeling was mutual; the two later got hitched in a 2014 romantic courthouse ceremony presided by Harris' younger sister Maya, complete with the musical stylings of a cellist in the courtroom. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "Kamala Harris Husband, Douglas Emhoff, Is Her Number One Fan," 7 Oct. 2019 The Norwegian cellist’s performance Thursday night was one to remember. BostonGlobe.com, "Guest conductor Dima Slobodeniouk leads the BSO to walk less traveled paths - The Boston Globe," 12 Oct. 2019 The cellist was the Afro-wearing, 19-year-old Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Valerie Russ, Philly.com, "'That was a black church sermon': Rev. Michael Curry brings passion to the Church of England," 19 May 2018 The group’s cellist, Jean Hatmaker, is the younger sister of violinist Kate Hatmaker, Art of Élan’s co-founder and executive director. George Varga, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Branford Marsalis talks classical music, jazz and playing with the Grateful Dead and Public Enemy," 31 Mar. 2018 Lead violinist Katie Jacoby and lead cellist Audrey Snyder were a revelation. Ben Crandell, sun-sentinel.com, "The Who returning to South Florida for concert at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood," 4 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of cellist

1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cellist was in 1856

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17 Jan 2020

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“Cellist.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cellist. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cellist

: a person who plays the cello

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