cello definition

  • noun:
    • A four-stringed musical instrument for the violin household, pitched lower than the viola but greater than the double-bass.
    • Cellophane.
    • a sizable stringed tool for the violin household with four strings. (From cheapest to greatest C-G-D-A)
    • A contraction for violoncello.
    • An abbreviation of violoncello: frequently written 'cello.
    • a big stringed tool; seated player keeps it upright while playing

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