Celesta meaning

-lĕst
A musical instrument with a keyboard and metal plates struck by hammers that produce bell-like tones.
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A small keyboard instrument with hammers that strike small metal plates to produce bell-like tones.
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(music) A musical instrument consisting principally of a set of graduated steel plates struck with hammers that are activated by a keyboard.
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Origin of celesta

  • French célesta from céleste celestial from Latin caelestis celestial

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition