Etymology
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violoncello (n.)

1724, from Italian violoncello, diminutive of violone "bass viol," from viola (see viola) + augmentative suffix -one (see -oon). Related: Violoncellist.

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Definitions of violoncello

violoncello (n.)
a large stringed instrument; seated player holds it upright while playing;
Synonyms: cello
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