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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Origin and Etymology of celestina
Italian, feminine of celestino heavenly, from celeste, from Latin caelestis — more at celestial
First Known Use: 1787
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