celesta

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noun ce·les·ta \sə-ˈles-tə, chə-\
variants: or

celeste

play \sə-ˈlest, chə-\

Definition of celesta

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

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Origin and Etymology of celesta

French célesta, alteration of céleste, literally, heavenly, from Latin caelestis


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