Definition of Cello

1. Noun. A large stringed instrument; seated player holds it upright while playing.

Exact synonyms: Violoncello
Generic synonyms: Bowed Stringed Instrument, String
Derivative terms: Cellist



Definition of Cello

1. n. A contraction for Violoncello.

Definition of Cello

1. Noun. (musical instruments) A large stringed instrument of the violin family with four strings. (From lowest to highest C-G-D-A) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cello

1. a stringed musical instrument [n -LOS or -LI]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cello

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cello (current term)
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Literary usage of Cello

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1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1907)
"26 Quartet« for 2 violins, viola, and v'cello; ... 2 Duets for violin and viola; 1 Duet for 2 violin*; 1 Divertimento for violin, viola, and v'cello. FF. ..."

2. The Life of Thomas Jefferson by Henry Stephens Randall (1858)
"The Current of Events unchangeable—The Sequel—Description of Monti- cello—Its Approach—The Grounds and Mansion—Interior of the House forty years ..."

3. The History of the Popes: From the Close of the Middle Ages. Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor (1902)
"The address at this Council, the last at which Julius II. was present, was delivered by the Apostolical Notary Cristoforo Mar- cello of Venice. ..."

4. The Story of Venice by Thomas Okey (1905)
"SECTION XVIII Tor cello—S. Francesco del Deserto—Burano THE poor and almost desolate island of Torcello lies NE of Murano and may be reached by the ordinary ..."

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