What does violoncello mean?

Definitions for violoncelloˌvi ə lənˈtʃɛl oʊ, ˌvaɪ-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word violoncello.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cello, violoncello(noun)

    a large stringed instrument; seated player holds it upright while playing


  1. violoncello(Noun)

    A large stringed instrument of the violin family, but smaller than the double bass.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Violoncello(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [It. violoncello, dim. of violone a bass viol. See Violone.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Violoncello

    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class, the quality of its tone even more sympathetic than that of the violin, held between the knees in playing—it superseded the Viol da gamba in the early part of the 18th century:—pl.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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of violoncello in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of violoncello in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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