how to pronounce cello


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the above transcription of cello is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

cello is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of cello in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

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meanings of cello


  1. A large stringed instrument of the violin family with four strings, tuned from lowest to highest C-G-D-A, and played with a bow, also possessing an endpin to support the instrument's weight.
  2. Cellophane.

cello frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word cello occurs in english on average 2.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics cello can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that cello can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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