Definitions

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  • n. A celesta (a musical instrument).
  • n. An organ stop, deliberately slightly out of tune to give an undulating sound.

Etymologies

From French céleste ("heavenly"), from Latin caelestis. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Jewbeard, knowing that the color is called celeste green is indeed an indication of whether one is a real cyclist or a poser

    Worst of NYC Craigslist Bike Ads: Spikes and Troughs

  • Jewbeard, knowing that the color is called celeste green is indeed an indication of whether one is a real cyclist or a poser, but this guy thinks that a 55cm. fits a six footer, so we can probably securely place him in the poser category.

    Worst of NYC Craigslist Bike Ads: Spikes and Troughs

  • So, they started trackstanding right there in the living room, and after three days the wife finally put her foot down first, meaning he got to keep the one with the Aerospokes but he'd sell the one with the "celeste" rims.

    Severing Attachments: Easy Come, Easy Go

  • Sampled sounds from an Alabama gospel choir tingle through O Come, O Come, Emmanuel; We Three Kings of Orient Are finds Allen immersing herself in an episodic journey for piano and celeste, and her bluesiness on Amazing Grace is very moving.

    Geri Allen: A Child Is Born – review

  • The orchestration, rich with harmonium, celeste and harp, and aglow with fluttering woodwind and solo string writing, displays Massenet's hunger for throwing every musical meat, fish and fowl into his recipe, with uneven results.

    Cendrillon; Rinaldo – review

  • March 17, 2009 kathy a. said ... i'm pretty much with celeste. the flood of technology and information makes it absolutely important that students learn critical thinking skills, and how to search for the most reliable information.

    Did You Know?

  • Though her studio is crammed with some genuine museum pieces from the analog era—including a Mellotron and a celeste—Ms. Honda has a soft spot for the early digital era.

    Downtown Art Star Still Rising

  • Ozo's arsenal includes several Latin American string instruments (jarana, charango, tres), an Indian tabla and a Persian piano-like celeste.

    Album review: Ozomatli's 'Fire Away'

  • For most of us, this was a first live encounter with Hans Werner Henze's chamber opera, with its beguiling and sensuous metallic sound-world created by a small ensemble enhanced by guitar, mandolin, harp, piano and celeste.

    Aida; Elegy for Young Lovers; O Sonho

  • Nothing fancy but well told. celeste Goschen Says:

    HELLO • by Ishwar

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