Cello - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtʃeloʊ|  American pronunciation of the word cello
Brit.  |ˈtʃɛləʊ|  British pronunciation of the word cello

noun

- a large stringed instrument; seated player holds it upright while playing (syn: violoncello)

Examples

...the composer's cello concerto was composed as a moving threnody for his late wife...

a piece written for an unaccompanied cello

He scraped out a tune at a cello.

the dulcet tones of the cello

He's rather good at playing the cello

the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl

Word forms

noun
singular: cello
plural: cellos
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