Definition of cello noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtʃeləʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃeloʊ//
(formal violoncello) (pl. cellos) Musical instruments
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a musical instrument with strings, shaped like a large violin. The player sits down and holds the cello between his or her knees. See related entries: Musical instruments Word Originlate 19th cent.: shortening of violoncello.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cello