noun, plural cel·los.
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Origin of cello1
Words nearby cello
Definition for cello (2 of 2)
noun, adjective Informal.
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Example sentences from the Web for cello
Yo-Yo Ma started sharing cello solos he called “Songs of Comfort” during early pandemic days.The Livestream Show Will Go On. How COVID Has Changed Live Music—Forever|Raisa Bruner|March 30, 2021|Time
Boynton wrote, illustrated, and directed the creation of the Jungle Night video, while Ma used his cello to bring to life the sounds of snoozing jungle creatures.Sandra Boynton and Yo-Yo Ma in Conversation With a Kid Reporter About Their New Collaboration Jungle Night|TIME for Kids|March 23, 2021|Time
He even performed, holding cello performances with high-profile musician friends at Carnegie Hall on significant birthdays.Former World Bank president James Wolfensohn dies at 86|McKenna Moore|November 26, 2020|Fortune
Only one of each: one bass, one cello, like a string quintet.Meet Alexandre Desplat, Hollywood’s Master Composer|Andrew Romano|February 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In full disclosure, I play the cello, and it is my favorite instrument.Mark Kurlansky’s Book Bag: 5 Essential Music Reads|Mark Kurlansky|July 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|Abby Haglage|June 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
My roommate, a talented musician and mathematician, gave up the cello and took a job as an investment banker.
The cello adds an elegant dramatic touch to a song many have found rather devoid of emotion.
Anne-Marie lifts her right arm slowly, and strikes the low G—a long vibrating note, like the note of a 'cello.The Devourers|Annie Vivanti Chartres
It was not simply that his 'cello was his joy and pride, but he felt it to be a recognition of his return to respectability.Black Rock|Ralph Connor
Dr. Vereker won't have a cab; he will leave the 'cello till next time, and walk.Somehow Good|William de Morgan
If one has a few pieces (violin, cello, bass viol, flute) to play Hungarian airs during the dinner it will please the guests.Suppers|Paul Pierce
Short-distance travel with a 'cello is not much more agreeable.Atlantic Classics|Various
British Dictionary definitions for cello
noun plural -los
Derived forms of cellocellist, noun
Cultural definitions for cello
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.