Definition of celesta
: a keyboard instrument with hammers that strike steel plates producing a tone similar to that of a glockenspiel
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They were joined by violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti, cellist Julie Albers, and pianist Roman Rabinovich, who also played celesta.
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Origin and Etymology of celesta
French célesta, alteration of céleste, literally, heavenly, from Latin caelestis
First Known Use: 1896See Words from the same year
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