noun, plural vi·o·lon·cel·los.
Origin of violoncello
Examples from the Web for violoncello
I send you the violoncello part; if you find that you can manage it, play it yourself, or let old Kraft do so.Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 1 of 2|Lady Wallace
The father played the violoncello, Franz the viola, and the others the first and second violins.Stories of Great Musicians|Kathrine Lois Scobey
For two violas, two violas da gamba, with accompaniment for violoncello and bass.Bach|Charles Francis Abdy Williams
Of his compositions six Solos for the violoncello (Op.1) appeared, and six Duets for two violoncellos.The Violoncello and Its History|Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski
Fortunately, he had made sufficient progress on the violoncello to obtain an engagement with a company of wandering musicians.History of the Opera from its Origin in Italy to the present Time|Henry Sutherland Edwards