- 1 short for voix celeste.
- 2 another term for celesta.More 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'.
More definitions of celesteDefinition of celeste in:
- The US English dictionary