cello

noun cel·lo \ ˈche-(ˌ)lō \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of cello

plural cellos also celli play \-lē\
:the bass member of the violin family tuned an octave below the viola

cellist

play \ˈche-list\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of cello

short for violoncello


CELLO Defined for English Language Learners

cello

noun

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

cello

noun cel·lo \ ˈche-lō \

Definition of cello for Students

plural cellos
:a large stringed instrument of the violin family that plays the bass part


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