violoncello

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A borrowing of Italian violoncello (little violone), from violone (an early form of the double bass) + -cello (-elle, forming diminutives), violone itself being derived from viola + -one (-oon, forming augmentatives).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

violoncello (plural violoncellos or violoncelli)

  1. Synonym of cello.
    • 2002, Michel Faber, The Crimson Petal and the White, Canongate Books (2010), page 110:
      A tentative violoncello is playing, invisible and plaintive, then stops with an asthmatic scrape of catgut.
    • 2016, Fred R. Kline, Leonardo’s Holy Child, Pegasus Books Ltd., →ISBN:
      Preserved under the rock-hard amber varnish was a beautifully crafted mythological scene depicting a nude man in a lush landscape playing a violoncello to a rapt audience of peaceful animals, including a jaguar, lion, swan, fox, peacock, horse, parrot, dogs, badger, deer, bull, ostrich, and no less than an elephant coming over the hill to join them.

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

violoncello n

  1. cello, violoncello

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Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

violoncello m (plural violoncellos)

  1. (music) cello, violoncello
  2. cellist

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From violone (an early form of the double bass) +‎ -cello (-elle).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vi.o.lonˈt͡ʃɛl.lo/, /vjo.lonˈt͡ʃɛl.lo/[1][2]
  • Rhymes: -ɛllo
  • Hyphenation: vi‧o‧lon‧cèl‧lo, vio‧lon‧cèl‧lo

Noun[edit]

violoncello m (plural violoncelli)

  1. cello, violoncello

References[edit]

  1. ^ violoncello in Bruno Migliorini et al., Dizionario d'ortografia e di pronunzia, Rai Eri, 2007
  2. ^ violoncello in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti, Olivetti Media Communication

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

violoncello m (plural violoncellos)

  1. Obsolete spelling of violoncelo

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

violoncello m (plural violoncellos)

  1. Alternative form of violonchelo