cel·​es·​ti·​na | \ ˌseləˈstēnə, ˌche- \
plural celestinas

Definition of celestina

1 : a keyboard instrument of the late 18th century that produced sustained tones by means of a moving band of silk that touched a string when the string's key was pressed
2 Celestina plural Celestinas : any of various organ flue stops of 4′ pitch

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First Known Use of celestina

1787, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for celestina

Italian, feminine of celestino heavenly, from celeste, from Latin caelestis

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“Celestina.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/celestina. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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