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cellonoun [C]

uk   /ˈtʃel.əʊ/  us   /-oʊ/ (plural cellos) (formal violoncello)
B2 a ​woodenmusicalinstrument with four ​strings, that is ​heldvertically between the ​legs and is ​played by ​moving a bowacross the ​strings
(Definition of cello from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cellonoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈtʃel·oʊ/ (plural cellos)
a ​large, ​woodenmusicalinstrument with four ​strings which a ​playerrests on the ​floor, ​holding it between the ​legs while ​sitting, and ​plays with a ​bow (= ​stick with ​hairsattached to it), or this ​type of ​instrumentgenerally
cellist
noun [C]  us   /ˈtʃel·ɪst/
a cellist with the Chicago Symphony
(Definition of cello from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cello”
in Korean 첼로…
in Arabic تشيللو…
in Malaysian selo…
in French violoncelle…
in Russian виолончель…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大提琴…
in Italian violoncello…
in Turkish çello…
in Polish wiolonczela…
in Spanish violonchelo…
in Vietnamese đàn xe lô…
in Portuguese violoncelo…
in Thai ครื่องสายประเภทหนึ่งมีลักษณะคล้ายไวโอลินขนาดใหญ่…
in German das Cello…
in Catalan violoncel…
in Japanese チェロ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大提琴…
in Indonesian celo…
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