violoncello

Part of speech: noun

A bass violin having four strings, cello.

Part of speech: noun

Violoncellist.

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Usage examples "violoncello":

  1. The subject of music was discussed, and a Spaniard asked Henriette whether she could play any other instrument besides the violoncello. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  2. The strong lemon odor of the balm, was persistently present like the mastering chords of the violoncello, and the fine and subtle fragrances from the myriad cells of the pale lavender floated above and below, now distant, now melting and disappearing, like a delicate melody. - "Hetty's Strange History", Anonymous.
  3. The electric tram slid in thunder down Trafalgar Road, and stopped for him with a jar, and he gingerly climbed into it, practising all precautions on behalf of his violoncello. - "The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories", Arnold Bennett.