- 1Positioned in or relating to the sky, or outer space as observed in astronomy: a celestial bodyMore example sentences
- She also wrote books on astronomy, compiled tables of positions of celestial bodies and designed several scientific instruments.
- She contributed to her father's texts on mathematics and astronomy, often compiling tables of the position of celestial bodies.
- This complementary data is also helping astronomers identify the celestial object that is releasing the gamma rays and allow it to be more fully analysed.
- 1.1Belonging or relating to heaven: the celestial cityMore example sentences
- One picture in that book, of a joyous naked child arching through the sky in front of a celestial city, remains my earliest image of heaven.
- At the same time, Buddhas have the power to manifest themselves in a sublime celestial form in splendid paradises.
- So he is not, like Frankenstein, defying the gods but reaching out for a taste of the celestial heaven and therefore deserving to be honored as the best among men.
- 1.2Supremely good: the celestial beauty of musicMore example sentences
- Karajan's emphases, apart from making music of celestial beauty, are on the opposite poles of intimacy and grandeur.
- I think the faculty was more impressed by my adventurous spirit and audacity than my celestial beauty in that performance!
- She draws some truly eloquent sounds from the organ, which though relatively young, is an instrument of incomparable celestial beauty.
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- But if you liberate a ballroom, football field or galaxy inside your brain, you can entertain concepts of any size, from microscopic to behemoth to celestially vast.
- They simply said that, while Sister X snoozed celestially in her cell, the devil assumed her form and shape, tucked his tail under a habit, crept downstairs and ate all the pies.
- On Wednesday they mix pile-driving Hammond organ, celestially cacophonic guitar and vocals as tight as their shirts.
late Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin caelestialis, from Latin caelestis, from caelum 'heaven'.