cel·lo / ˈchelō/ • n. (pl. -los) a bass instrument of the violin family, held upright on the floor between the legs of the seated player.DERIVATIVES: cel·list / ˈchelist/ n.
cello (violoncello) Musical instrument, member of the violin family. It has a soft, mellow tone, one octave below the viola; its strings are tuned to C-G-D-A. It is played with a bow and supported by the knees of a seated player. It was developed in the 16th-century by the Amati family. Among the most celebrated players of the 20th century were Pablo Casals and Jacqueline Du Pré.
Cello ★½ 2005 (R)
Confusing Korean ghost story—or maybe the main character is just nuts. Cello teacher Mi-Ju (Seong) barely survived a car accident that ruined her professional career and killed her best friend. Now Mi-Ju is being threatened by one of her students and thinks she's haunted by a ghost. Korean with subtitles. 93m/C DVD . KN Heyon-a Seong, Ho-bin Jeong, Da-an Park; D: Woocheol Lee; W: Woocheol Lee.
Cello A utility that allows a user at a networked workstation to access information on the World Wide Web. See also Mosaic.
cello. Short for violoncello. It used to be spelled with a preliminary apostrophe, but cello is now accepted as standard, like piano.
cello shortening of VIOLONCELLO. XIX.
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