Origin of Aeolian1
Origin of Aeolian2
Examples from the Web for aeolian
"My name is Manicamp," replied the young man, in a voice whose tones were as harmonious and sweet as the notes of an AEolian harp.Ten Years Later|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
They consist chiefly of sands and clays of aeolian and freshwater origin.
Some of them, however, are accumulated by the drifting action of wind upon loose materials, and are known as “aeolian” formations.
He listened glumly to the January blasts making an Aeolian trombone of the empty street.The Trimmed Lamp|O. Henry
No definitely marked time ran through the pieces, which ended and began oddly after the fashion of wind through an Aeolian harp.Three John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
Word Origin for aeolian
c.1600, "of the wind," from Latin Æolus "god of the winds," from Greek Aiolos, from aiolos "quickly moving." Æolian harp first recorded 1791. The ancient district of Aiolis in Asia Minor was said to have been named for the wind god, hence Æolian also refers to one branch of the ancient Greek people.