- of or relating to Lydia.
- (of music) softly or sensuously sweet; voluptuous.
Origin of Lydian
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Historical Examples of lydian
The harmonies which you mean are the mixed or tenor Lydian, and the full-toned or bass Lydian, and such like.
The Ionian, he replied, and the Lydian; they are termed 'relaxed.'
The pride of the Hellene is further humbled, by being compared to a Phrygian or Lydian.Statesman
The Dorian measure was grave and severe, the Lydian soft and effeminate.Plutarch's Morals
That survey commences with the foundation of the Lydian monarchy.Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete
- an inhabitant of Lydia
- the extinct language of the Lydians, thought to belong to the Anatolian group or family