celesta


ce·les·ta

noun \sə-ˈles-tə, chə-\

Definition of CELESTA

:  a keyboard instrument with hammers that strike steel plates producing a tone similar to that of a glockenspiel

Variants of CELESTA

ce·les·ta or ce·leste \sə-ˈlest, chə-\

Origin of CELESTA

French célesta, alteration of céleste, literally, heavenly, from Latin caelestis
First Known Use: 1899

Rhymes with CELESTA

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