Cellist vs Cello - What's the difference?

cellist | cello |

Cellist is a derived term of cello.


As nouns the difference between cellist and cello

is that cellist is one who plays the cello while cello is (musical instruments) a large stringed instrument of the violin family with four strings (from lowest to highest c-g-d-a) or cello can be cellophane.

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cellist

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • one who plays the cello
  • cello

    Etymology 1

    Shortening of violoncello.

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (musical instruments) A large stringed instrument of the violin family with four strings. (From lowest to highest C-G-D-A)
  • Synonyms
    * violoncello
    Meronyms
    * back * bout ** upper bout ** c-bout ** lower bout * bridge * endpin, spike, tail spike ** endpin stopper * f-hole, sound hole * fine tuner * fingerboard * neck * purfling, edgework * rib ** upper rib ** c-rib ** lower rib * saddle * scroll ** peg ** pegbox ** nut * shoulder * sound post * string * tailgut * tailpiece * top, front, belly, table * waist
    Derived terms
    * cellist

    Etymology 2

    Shortening of cellophane.

    Noun

    (-)
  • cellophane
  • * 2011 , Ava Carroll-Brown, Where Is Your Mother?
  • Chocolates arranged in a candy dish or basket, antique or purchased in accordance to(SIC) the personal taste of the host/hostess, wrapped with cello wrap and tied with a lovely ribbon—decadent!
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