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aeolian


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  AEolian  \[AE]*o"li*an\,  a.  [L.  Aeolius,  Gr  ?.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  [AE]olia  or  [AE]olis,  in  Asia  Minor, 
  colonized  by  the  Greeks,  or  to  its  inhabitants;  [ae]olic; 
  as  the  [AE]olian  dialect. 
 
  2.  Pertaining  to  [AE]olus,  the  mythic  god  of  the  winds; 
  pertaining  to  or  produced  by  the  wind;  a["e]rial. 
 
  Viewless  forms  the  [ae]olian  organ  play.  --Campbell. 
 
  {[AE]olian  attachment},  a  contrivance  often  attached  to  a 
  pianoforte,  which  prolongs  the  vibrations,  increases  the 
  volume  of  sound,  etc.,  by  forcing  a  stream  of  air  upon  the 
  strings.  --Moore. 
 
  {[AE]olian  harp},  {[AE]olian  lyre},  a  musical  instrument 
  consisting  of  a  box,  on  or  in  which  are  stretched  strings, 
  on  which  the  wind  acts  to  produce  the  notes;  --  usually 
  placed  at  an  open  window.  --Moore. 
 
  {[AE]olian  mode}  (Mus.),  one  of  the  ancient  Greek  and  early 
  ecclesiastical  modes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aeolian 
  adj  1:  relating  to  or  caused  by  wind 
  2:  of  or  pertaining  to  Aeolus,  the  Greek  god  of  the  winds  [syn: 
  {Aeolian}] 
  n  :  a  member  of  one  of  the  four  divisions  of  the  prehistoric 
  Greeks  [syn:  {Aeolian},  {Eolian}] 




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