a large stringed instrument; seated player holds it upright while playing
A large stringed instrument of the violin family, but smaller than the double bass.
a stringed instrument of music; a bass viol of four strings, or a bass violin with long, large strings, giving sounds an octave lower than the viola, or tenor or alto violin
Origin: [It. violoncello, dim. of violone a bass viol. See Violone.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vē-ō-lon-chel′ō, or vī-ō-lon-sel′ō, n. a large four-stringed musical instrument of the violin class, the quality of its tone even more sympathetic than that of the violin, held between the knees in playing—it superseded the Viol da gamba in the early part of the 18th century:—pl. Violoncell′os.—n. Violoncell′ist, a player on the violoncello. [It., dim. of violone, a bass violin; see next word.]
The numerical value of violoncello in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of violoncello in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Images & Illustrations of violoncello
Find a translation for the violoncello definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these violoncello definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"violoncello." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 19 Apr. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/violoncello>.