Vi`o*lon*cel"lo(?; 277), n. [It. violoncello, dim. of violone a bass viol. See Violone.] (Mus.) A stringed instrument of music; a bass viol of four strings, or a bass violin with long, large strings, giving sounds an octave lower than the viola, or tenor or alto violin.
Vi`o*lo"ne(?), n. [It. violone, augment. of viola a viol. See Viol.] (Mus.) The largest instrument of the bass-viol kind, having strings tuned an octave below those of the violoncello; the contrabasso; -- called also double bass.
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