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Meaning of AEOLIAN

Pronunciation:  ee'owleeun, ee'owleeun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a member of one of the four divisions of the prehistoric Greeks
  2. [adj]  of or pertaining to Aeolus, the Greek god of the winds
  3. [adj]  relating to or caused by wind
 

AEOLIAN is a 7 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: Eolian
 
 See Also: Greek, Hellene

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\[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.



 

 

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