AEolian

Definition of AEolian

a.1.Of or pertaining to Æolia or Æolis, in Asia Minor, colonized by the Greeks, or to its inhabitants; æolic; as, the Æolian dialect.
2.Pertaining to Æolus, the mythic god of the winds; aërial.
Viewless forms the æolian organ play.
- Campbell.
3.relating to or caused by wind.
Æolian 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.
Æolian harp
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.
Æolian mode
(Mus.) one of the ancient Greek and early ecclesiastical modes.
- Moore.
n.1.a member of one of the four divisions of the prehistoric Greeks.

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