AEolian attachment
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. [1913 Webster]

2. Pertaining to [AE]olus, the mythic god of the winds; a["e]rial. [1913 Webster]

Viewless forms the [ae]olian organ play. --Campbell. [1913 Webster]

3. relating to or caused by wind. [WordNet 1.5]

{[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. [1913 Webster]


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