violoncello piccolo

violoncello pic·​co·​lo | \ -ˈpēkəˌlō \
plural violoncelli piccoli

Definition of violoncello piccolo

: a small cello having often the same tuning as the ordinary cello

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First Known Use of violoncello piccolo

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for violoncello piccolo

Italian, little violoncello

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The first known use of violoncello piccolo was circa 1889

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“Violoncello piccolo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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