cellonoun [ C ]uk /ˈtʃel.əʊ/ us /ˈtʃel.oʊ/ plural cellos formal violoncello
Examples from literature
- Besides making violins, this eminent artist also made guitars, lutes, 'cellos and tenors.
- He ought to have led an orchestra or played a 'cello.
- His wife was a fine pianist, he himself a first-rate performer on the cello.
- She has also written pieces for violin, 'cello, voice, and piano.
- There were two violins, a concertina, and the 'cello.