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Definition of Cello


  1. A contraction for Violoncello.

Cello Quotations

There are a lot of ways to be expressive in life, but I wasn't good at some of them. Music, for instance. I was a distinct failure with the cello. Eventually, my parents sold the cello and bought a vacuum cleaner. The sound in our home improved.
Sam Abell

The Third Quartet I made the instruments in pairs - Two different pairs - Violin and viola, and violin and cello. They played very different things from each other all through the whole piece.
Elliott Carter

When I started learning the cello, I fell in love with the instrument because it seemed like a voice - my voice.
Mstislav Rostropovich

It is my aim, my destination in life to make the cello as beloved an instrument as the violin and piano.
Mstislav Rostropovich

My mother adores singing and plays piano. My uncle was a phenomenal pianist. My brother John is a double bassist. I used to play the piano, badly, and cello. My brother Peter played violin.
Fiona Shaw
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Cello Translations

cello in Dutch is violoncel, cello, cel
cello in Finnish is sello
cello in French is violoncelle
cello in Italian is violonvello
cello in Spanish is violoncelo
cello in Swedish is cello, violoncell
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