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Meaning of VIOLONCELLO

Pronunciation:  `veeulun'chelow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a large stringed instrument; seated player holds it upright while playing
 

VIOLONCELLO is a 11 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: cello
 
 See Also: bowed stringed instrument, string

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vi`o*lon*cel"lo\ (?; 277), n. [It. violoncello,
dim. of violone a bass viol. See {Violone}.] (Mus.)
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.

 

 

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