- the second largest member of the violin family, rested vertically on the floor between the performer's knees when being played.
Origin of cello1
Origin of cello2
Examples from the Web for cello
Contemporary Examples of cello
Only one of each: one bass, one cello, like a string quintet.Meet Alexandre Desplat, Hollywood’s Master Composer
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In full disclosure, I play the cello, and it is my favorite instrument.Mark Kurlansky’s Book Bag: 5 Essential Music Reads
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We teach them everything from how to mic their cello to how to book a gig.Mother Falcon the 18-Piece Indie Symphonic Rock Band Taking Texas By Storm
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My roommate, a talented musician and mathematician, gave up the cello and took a job as an investment banker.Did My Education Cost Too Much?
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The cello adds an elegant dramatic touch to a song many have found rather devoid of emotion.10 Best and Worst “Call Me Maybe” Covers
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Historical Examples of cello
A very capable workman, some of his 'cello bows are excellent.The Bow, Its History, Manufacture and Use
To the left was the orchestra, a violin, 'cello and bass viol.Spring Street
James H. Richardson
There are also sonatas for violin and for 'cello with piano, and a piano scherzo.
Sophie173 Seipt, of Cologne, has also published a number of 'cello pieces.
She has also written pieces for violin, 'cello, voice, and piano.
- music a bowed stringed instrument of the violin family. Range: more than four octaves upwards from C below the bass staff. It has four strings, is held between the knees, and has an extendible metal spike at the lower end, which acts as a supportFull name: violoncello
1857, shortening of violoncello (q.v.).
An instrument in the violin family, known for its rich tone. Among the strings, or stringed instruments, the cello has the second-lowest range, higher only than the bass viol, and it has the lowest part in string quartets. Cellists hold the instrument between their knees to play it. Cello is short for violoncello.