celestina

noun cel·es·ti·na \ˌseləˈstēnə, ˌche-\

Definition of celestina

plural

celestinas

  1. 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. 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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