celesta celesta  /sɪ ˈlɛ stə/


  • (n) a musical instrument consisting of graduated steel plates that are struck by hammers activated by a keyboard


  1. Joseph meant something special to Max Reiter: as a young man he had played the celesta in the Berlin Opera orchestra while Strauss himself conducted it.
  2. The music is carefully crafted and sparklingly orchestrated with sprinkles of harp, celesta and xylophonequalities that are reflected in Sir Frederick's deft choreography.
  3. Not long ago Composer Constant also found himself hearing tom-toms, marimbas, vibraphone and celesta.


  • One Dead in Lincoln Courts Shooting

    JACKSON, Tenn.--Jackson police say one person is dead following a shooting at Lincoln Courts Apartments. “To me it looks like a war zone,” said Celesta Sharp, a neighbor.
    on November 5, 2013     Source: WBBJ TV

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