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[suh-lest] /səˈlɛst/
a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “heavenly.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • After Celeste had gone, Lorinda went quickly to the library.

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  • This Madame Menoux was a haberdasher in the neighborhood and a great friend of Celeste's.

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  • I learned a little of it from him,” Lorinda admitted, “but most of my knowledge came from Celeste and Antón.

    Whispering Walls Mildred A. Wirt
  • But at this moment the ringing of a bell was heard, and an oath escaped Celeste.

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  • Celeste began to read in a clear voice: "Dear brother Silas."

Word Origin and History for Celeste

fem. proper name, from French céleste (11c.) "sky, heaven," from Latin caelestis "heavenly" (see celestial).

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