Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Topic: MUSIC

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: violoncello 'cello' (18-21 centuries), from Italian, from violone 'large stringed instrument', from viola; VIOLA

cello

noun
     
cello
cel‧lo plural cellos [countable]
APM a musical instrument like a large violin that you hold between your knees and play by pulling a bow (=special stick) across the strings
Word of the Day
The MUSIC
Word of the Day is:

Other related topics