violoncello etymology

English word violoncello comes from Italian violone ((musical instruments) violone.), Italian -cello (Variation of -ello for terms ending in -n, -ne or -na.)

Detailed word origin of violoncello

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
violone Italian (ita) (musical instruments) violone.
-cello Italian (ita) Variation of -ello for terms ending in -n, -ne or -na.
violoncello Italian (ita) (musical instruments) violoncello, cello.
violoncello English (eng) (musical instruments) A large stringed instrument of the violin family, but smaller than the double bass.

Words with the same origin as violoncello

Descendants of -cello