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celeste Line breaks: ce|leste
Pronunciation: /sɪˈlɛst/

Definition of celeste in English:


1 Short for voix celeste.
2 another term for celesta.
Example sentences
  • It's all in his orchestration - not lots of strings and brass but celestes, prepared pianos, very early synthesisers.
  • String groupings of violins and cellos swell throughout and voice aching, mournful melodies, the piano occasionally joined by a celeste or glockenspiel.
  • Though the evening was billed as a solo acoustic gig, the stage set-up looked more cluttered than a Radiohead show: six guitars, banjos, drum machines, a piano, Fender Rhodes, celeste and squeeze box.


Late 19th century: from French céleste 'heavenly', from Latin caelestis, from caelum 'heaven'.

Words that rhyme with celeste

abreast, arrest, attest, beau geste, behest, bequest, best, blessed, blest, breast, Brest, Bucharest, Budapest, chest, contest, crest, digest, divest, guest, hest, infest, ingest, jest, lest, Midwest, molest, nest, northwest, pest, prestressed, protest, quest, rest, self-addressed, self-confessed, self-possessed, southwest, suggest, test, Trieste, unaddressed, unexpressed, unimpressed, unpressed, unstressed, vest, west, wrest, zest
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