Meaning of “cellist” in the English Dictionary


"cellist" in English

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cellistnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtʃel.ɪst/ us /ˈtʃel.ɪst/

Examples from literature

  • A young violinist, 'cellist or flutist has to study for some time before he can produce a tone of good musical quality on his instrument. 
  • Mechanical instruments will no more drive the good pianist or violinist or 'cellist out of his profession than the public library, as many once feared, will drive the bookseller out of business. 
  • The 'cellist played on. 
  • There was opportunity, however, for ensemble work with a good violinist and 'cellist. 
  • Yet, though the second violin or the 'cellist may be, comparatively speaking, a better player than the first violin, the latter is and must be the leader. 

(Definition of “cellist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)