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  • aeolian harp — a box with an opening across which are stretched a number of strings of equal length that are tuned in unison and sounded by the wind. Also called aeolian lyre, wind harp. [1785 95] * * * Stringed instrument played by the wind (named for the wind …   Universalium

  • aeolian lyre — noun a harp having strings tuned in unison; they sound when wind passes over them • Syn: ↑aeolian harp, ↑wind harp • Hypernyms: ↑harp * * * aeolian harp or aeolian lyre, a box that gives out musical sounds when currents of air blow across the six …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aeolian — adj. (US eolian) wind borne. Phrases and idioms: aeolian harp a stringed instrument or toy that produces musical sounds when the wind passes through it. Etymology: L Aeolius f. Aeolus god of the winds f. Gk Aiolos …   Useful english dictionary

  • aeolian harp — noun a stringed instrument that produces musical sounds when a current of air passes through it …   English new terms dictionary

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