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Aeolian harp

Definition of the noun aeolian harp

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  1. a harp having strings tuned in unison; they sound when wind passes over them
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of aeolian harp: aeolian lyre / wind harp
    • more generic word: harp = a chordophone that has a triangular frame consisting of a sounding board and a pillar and a curved neck


  1. "Aeolian Harp" a.k.a. "Étude Op. 25, No. 1" in A-flat major is a solo piano work composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1836, and published in 1837. The work consists entirely of rapid arpeggios and harmonic modulations based on A-flat major.
  2. "Aeolian Harp" is a composition.


"Aeolian Harp" is a book by William Gillock.

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Google previewHarvard Dictionary of Music (1969)

by Willi Apel

ADDITIONAL ACCOMPANIMENT AEOLIAN HARP pressionism) as a color modification of the triad that does not call for resolution. Jazz musicians have abundantly availed themselves of this cloying effect, especially for the final chord of a ...

Google previewComplete Musical Dictionary (1895)

Containing Definitions of All English and Foreign Musical Terms and Phrases, to which is Prefixed a Summary of the Elements of Music by Julius Schuberth

Aeolian harp, a sort of giant aeolian harp (or "meteorological harmonica"), was invented by the Abb6 Gattoni at Milan. Being tuned diatoni- cally, they sound something like organ-pipes when ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Literature of the Sea and Great Lakes (2001)

by Jill B. Gidmark

and "The Aeolian Harp." "Minor Sea-Pieces," the third section, contains twelve poems, most notably "The Tuft of Kelp," "The Maldive Shark," and ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Music (2004)

by Christine Ammer

The Aeolian harp dates from biblical times. It became popular in Europe during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, when its mysterious, ghostly sound was found appealing. Aeolian mode The authentic mode beginning on A.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Romantic Music (2013)

by John Michael Cooper

grand monologue lyrique (The Aeolian Harp and the Music of the Spheres: Essays on the Relationships between Natural Sonorous Phenomena, Science, and Art; Followed by a Grand Lyric Monologue Titled Stephen, or the Aeolian Harp, ...

Google previewDictionary of Material Science and High Energy Physics (2001)

by Dipak K. Basu

Aeolian harp Wire in a flow that produces sound due to the natural vortex shedding that occurs behind a cylinder. Since the wire is free to oscillate, the wire can resonate at its natural frequency with an amplitude that allows the vortex shedding ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Music, Theoretical and Practical (1813)

To which is Prefixed a Familiar Introduction to the First Principles of that Science by Thomas Busby

AEOLIAN HARP. A musical instrument which derives its name from AEolus, the god of the winds. The construction is perfectly simple, consisting of little more than a number of catgut strings distended in parallel lines over a box of wood.

Google previewTuttle Balinese-English Dictionary (2014)

by Norbert Shadeg

sunari n an aeolian harp of bamboo (= sundari). sunat n circumcision; intrans circumcise (nyunat trans) (Mal). sundang ...

Google previewKnight's American Mechanical Dictionary (1882)

by Edward Henry Knight

AEolian harp. Cornopean. Key-bugle. AEolina. Coupler. Kin. AEolophon. Cremona. Knee-swell. Angelot. Cromorna. Krum-horn. Apollonicon. Crotalo. Kussier. Atabel. Crowle. Lapideon.

Google previewThe Pianist's Dictionary (2004)

by Maurice Hinson

"Aeolian Harp" Etude. Frederic Chopin, Etude in A-flat Major, op. 25, no. 1, 1836. Perhaps this title came from a remark made by Robert Schumann comparing Chopin's playing to an Aeolian harp, a stringed instrument that when placed outside ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chrisholm

AEOLIAN HARP (Fr. harps éolierme; Ger. Aolsharfe, W indharfe ; Ital. arpa d' E010), a stringed musical instrument, whose name is derived from Aeolus, god of the wind. The aeolian harp consists of a sound-box about 3 ft. long, 5 in. wide, and ...

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Video shows what aeolian harp means. An open box over which strings are stretched that sound when the wind passes over them. aeolian harp synonyms: wind ...

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