Recent Examples of cello from the Web
Church volunteers reached out and located a cello from a musician with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
A dark chord sounded faintly by two cellos and a bass slowly deflated and disappeared, leaving Michael Francis conducting, in the dark, to no one.
Music teachers showed children how to properly hold and play a variety of instruments, including a child-sized violin, cello, guitar, ukulele and tambourine and well as a full-size flute, keyboard, trumpet and trombone.
The composer Valgeir Sigurdsson — who also sat in on an excellent set with the composer and pianist Nico Muhly — used his laptop to accompany Liam Byrne, who was playing viola da gamba, a cello-like instrument generally heard in Baroque music.
Pablo Casals was just the right man for the Kennedy administration, but crazy times call for a fiddle, not a cello.
The younger has just started the cello, and my son plays drums.
His interest in the cello came just a bit later, when he was attracted to the low sounds of Beethoven’s Fifth.
A musician checked his $45,000, 75-year-old cello, which airport workers promptly placed beneath somebody’s golf clubs, snapping its neck.
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Origin and Etymology of cello
short for violoncello
First Known Use: 1855See Words from the same year
CELLO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cello for English Language Learners
: a large musical instrument like a violin that is held between the player's knees while the player sits
CELLO Defined for Kids
Definition of cello for Students
: a large stringed instrument of the violin family that plays the bass part
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