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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 These seemingly contradictory worldviews were played by the cellist with an intensity and sensitivity to sonic detail. San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Apr. 2022 Denk is later exposed to the somewhat more acerbic tutelage of Sebők’s duo partner, the formidable cellist János Starker. Simon Callow, The New York Review of Books, 6 Apr. 2022 Other composers on the bill include Rick Burkhardt, Peter Evans and Katherine Young — as well as the cellist Mariel Roberts, another member of Wet Ink. New York Times, 24 Mar. 2022 In addition to his solo recordings of the works of Bach, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Brahms and Prokofiev, among others, Mr. Angelich recorded with chamber musicians including the Capuçon brothers — Renaud, a violinist, and Gautier, a cellist. Emily Langer, Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2022 Isis Hainsworth plays Emily, a skilled cellist whom Kevin recruits to be in the group over Hunter’s objections. Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 2022 Christopher Isherwood was in the neighborhood, along with theater director Max Reinhardt and Russian cellist Gregor Piatigorsky. Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2022 Moldovan cellist Evanghelina Ciobanu, Russian saxophonist Nikolai Klotchkov, Tartar pianist Ramilya Saubanova and Ukrainian flutist Denis Savelyev. John Coffren, Baltimore Sun, 14 Apr. 2022 The song features cellist Ramiro Belgardt with Sting on vocals and guitar. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 25 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cellist

1856, in the meaning defined above

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11 May 2022

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“Cellist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cellist. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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