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One of the few cello metal bands in the world, Apocalyptica has sold more than four million albums worldwide.
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.
His primary instrument is the western cello, which is in many ways the emotional center of an ensemble rounded out by pianist Julian Horner, bassist Dave Brodie, percussionist Hafez Javier Kotain, and drummer Doug Hirlinger.
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.
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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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