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Aeolian Lyre

Definition of the noun aeolian lyre

What does aeolian lyre mean as a name of something?


  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 lyre: aeolian harp / 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

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Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

AEolian lyre. ee AEolian1.–Greek lyre. See def.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

AEolian lyre. ee Æolian1.—Greek lyre. See def.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary (1914)

An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language

AEolian lyre. ee Æolian1.— eklyre. See def.

Google previewCentury Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1906)

Including Atlas of the World and Cyclopedia of Names

The Samian's great AEolian lyre, . . . Its wondrous and harmonious strings In sweet vibration, sphere by sphere. Longfellow, Occultation of Orion. 3. Marked by harmony in action or feeling; acting or living in concord; peaceable; friendly: as, ...

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