aeolian harp

noun
  1. a box with an opening across which are stretched a number of strings of equal length that are tuned in unison and sounded by the wind.

Origin of aeolian harp

First recorded in 1785–95
Also called aeolian lyre, wind harp.
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  • Her mischievous eyes, her lips, crimson with fulness of life, were not made for such AEolian-harp sentimentalities.


British Dictionary definitions for aeolian harp

aeolian harp

noun
  1. a stringed instrument that produces a musical sound when a current of air or wind passes over the stringsAlso called: wind harp
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