AEolian mode
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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  • Aeolian mode — The Aeolian mode is a musical mode or diatonic scale. An Aeolian mode formed part of the music theory of ancient Greece, based around the relative natural scale in A (that is, the same as playing all the white notes of a piano from A to A). Greek …   Wikipedia

  • Aeolian mode — Music. an authentic church mode represented on the white keys of a keyboard instrument by an ascending scale from A to A. * * * …   Universalium

  • Aeolian mode — [i: əʊlɪən] noun Music the mode represented by the natural diatonic scale A–A (containing a minor 3rd, 6th, and 7th). Origin C18: from L. Aeolius, from Aeolis (an ancient coastal district of Asia Minor) + an …   English new terms dictionary

  • aeolian mode — n. Mus. the mode represented by the natural diatonic scale A A. Etymology: L Aeolius f. Aeolis in Asia Minor f. Gk Aiolis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aeolian mode — /iˌoʊliən ˈmoʊd/ (say ee.ohleeuhn mohd) noun a scale, represented by the white keys of a keyboard instrument, beginning on A …   Australian English dictionary

  • Aeolian — may refer to: * things related to Æolus, the Greek God of wind * Aeolian harp, a harp that is played by the wind * Aeolian processes, wind generated geologic processes * Aeolians, an ancient Greek tribe said to be descended from Æolus * Aeolian… …   Wikipedia

  • Aeolian harmony — [Björnberg (1985).] is harmony or chord progression created from chords of the Aeolian mode. Commonly known as the natural minor scale, it allows for the construction of the following triads (three note chords built from thirds), in popular music …   Wikipedia

  • mode — Synonyms and related words: Aeolian mode, Aristotelian sorites, Dorian mode, Goclenian sorites, Greek modes, Hindu mode, Indian mode, Locrian mode, Lydian mode, MO, Phrygian mode, Platonic form, Platonic idea, SOP, aesthetic form, affectation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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