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cello Explained

cello at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


cello at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1876, shortening of violoncello (q.v.). ///

cello at Interlingua => English Of Explained:

[cello]dem pron 1. that (one); 2. the former(= ille)

cello at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural cellos [C] // [Date: 1800-1900; Origin: violoncello 'cello' (18-21 centuries), from Italian, from violone 'large stringed instrument', from viola; VIOLA]// a musical instrument like a large violin that you hold between your knees and play by pulling a bow (=special stick) across the strings//

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cello at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Bowed stringed instrument, the bass member of the violin family (its full name means "little violone"--i.e., "little big viol"). Its proportions resemble those of the violin. It is played between the legs, its weight supported by a metal spike that touches the floor. It has four strings, tuned an octave below those of the viola. The cello developed in the early 16th cent. along with the violin and viola; later innovations increased its power. It gradually displaced the bass viola da gamba in the 18th cent., especially as a continuo instrument. It has been essential to chamber-music ensembles for 250 years. The modern orchestra includes six to 12 cellos. In the 19th-20th cent. it was increasingly used as a solo instrument.

cello at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

97 Moby Thesaurus words for "cello":
A string, Amati, Cremona, D string, E string, English horn,
G string, Strad, Stradivari, Stradivarius, bass, bass viol,
bassoon, block flute, bombard, bourdon, bow, bridge, bull fiddle,
claribel, clarinet, clarion, concert flute, contrabass, cornet,
cornopean, cromorna, crowd, cymbel, diapason, double bass,
dulciana, fiddle, fiddlebow, fiddlestick, fingerboard, flute stop,
foundation stop, fourniture, gamba, gedeckt, gemshorn,
harmonic flute, hybrid stop, kit, kit fiddle, kit violin,
koppel flute, larigot, melodia, mixture, mutation stop, nazard,
oboe, octave, organ stop, piccolo, plein jeu, posaune, principal,
quint, quintaten, rank, ranket, reed stop, register, rohr flute,
scroll, sesquialtera, shawm, soundboard, spitz flute, stop,
stopped diapason, stopped flute, string, string diapason,
string stop, tenor violin, tierce, tremolo, trombone, trumpet,
tuning peg, twelfth, unda maris, vibrato, viola, violin,
violinette, violoncello, violoncello piccolo, violone, violotta,
voix celeste, vox angelica, vox humana

cello at Dutch => English Of Explained:

cello [sɛlo]

cello at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(plural cellos) a musical instrument with strings, shaped like a large violin. The player sits down and holds the cello between his or her knees.

Cello at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Cello \Cel"lo\, n.; pl. E. {Cellos}, It. {Celli}.
A contraction for {Violoncello}.

cello at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a large stringed instrument; seated player holds it upright
while playing [syn: {violoncello}]

cello at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Cello|-cello|'cello


Inter: wikipedi » a
Inter: common » s
Category: Image - :Cello front side.jpg|thumb|right|A cello.


* Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /ˈtʃɛləʊ/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈtʃɛloʊ/
  • Inter: audio » En-us-cello.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɛləʊ


    Inter: en-noun » pl2=celli

  • Inter: musical instrument » s A large stringed instrument of the violin family with four strings. (From lowest to highest C-G-D-A)


    * violoncello


    * bridge
  • endpin
  • f-hole
  • fingerboard
  • scroll
  • sound post
  • string
  • tailpiece

    Derived terms

    * cellist


    Inter: trans-top » musical instrument
  • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|tjello
  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|celo
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|թավջութակ|tr=t'avǰut'ak
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|виолончело
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|大提琴|tr=dàtíqín|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|violoncello|n
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|cello|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|cello|m
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|violonĉelo
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|sello
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|violoncelle|m
  • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|violoncello|m
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ჩელო|tr=ch'elo|sc=Armn
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Cello|n, Inter: t+ » de|Violoncello|n
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|βιολοντσέλο|n|tr=violontsélo, Inter: t+ » el|τσέλο|n|tr=tsélo
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|cselló
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|selló|n, Inter: t+ » is|knéfiðla|f
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|dordveidhil|f
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|violoncello|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|チェロ
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|bâsse dé viole|f
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|violončelė
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|виолончело|n|tr=violónčelo

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|大提琴|sc=Hani
    • Marathi: Inter: t- » mr|चेलो|m|tr=celo|sc=Deva
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|wiolonczela|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|violoncelo|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|violoncel|n
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|виолончель|f|tr=violončél'
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|виолончело|m|alt=виоло̀нчело|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|violončelo|m|alt=violònčelo
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|čelo|m, Inter: t+ » sl|violončelo|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|chelo|m, Inter: t+ » es|violonchelo|m
    • Swahili: Inter: t- » sw|chelo
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|cello|c
    • Tagalog: Inter: t- » tl|tselo
    • Tamil: Inter: t- » ta|செலோ|tr=celō|sc=Taml
    • Telugu: Inter: t- » te|సెల్లో|tr=sellō|sc=Telu
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|viyolonsel, Inter: t+ » tr|çello
    • Turkmen: Inter: t- » tk|sello
    • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|وائلن نما ساز|tr=violen numa saaz
    • Uzbek: Inter: t- » uz|sello
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t- » vi|đàn viôlôngxen, Inter: t- » vi|xelô
    • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|col
    • Welsh: Inter: t- » cy|soddgrwth|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Musical instruments -



    Inter: da-noun » en|er
  • cello


    * violoncel {{c}}

    Related terms

    * cellist {{c}}


    Inter: da-noun-infl » en|er

  • Dutch

    Inter: wikipedia » lang=nl


    Inter: nl-noun » m|cello's|cellootje
  • Inter: musical instruments » lang=nl cello

  • Swedish


    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • Inter: musical instruments » lang=sv cello


    Inter: sv-noun-irreg-c » 2=cellon|3=cellor

    Related terms

    * cellist

  • Translation: cs » cello
    Translation: de » cello
    Translation: et » cello
    Translation: el » cello
    Translation: es » cello
    Translation: eu » cello
    Translation: fr » cello
    Translation: gl » cello
    Translation: ko » cello
    Translation: io » cello
    Translation: it » cello
    Translation: hu » cello
    Translation: my » cello
    Translation: nl » cello
    Translation: pl » cello
    Translation: pt » cello
    Translation: ru » cello
    Category: simple:cello -
    Translation: fi » cello
    Translation: sv » cello
    Translation: th » cello
    Translation: vi » cello
    Translation: zh » cello

    Cello at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » cello|-cello|'cello



    Inter: de-noun » n|Cellos|Cellos
  • Inter: musical instruments » lang=de cello


    * Violoncello

  • Translation: de » Cello
    Translation: fr » Cello
    Translation: ko » Cello
    Translation: hr » Cello
    Translation: io » Cello
    Translation: it » Cello
    Translation: hu » Cello
    Translation: nl » Cello
    Translation: pl » Cello
    Translation: pt » Cello
    Translation: ru » Cello
    Translation: fi » Cello
    Translation: zh » Cello

    çello at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: tr-noun » yu|lar
  • cello


    * viyolonsel

  • Translation: bs » çello
    Translation: el » çello
    Translation: tr » çello