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An instrument consisting of an open box over which are stretched strings that sound when the wind passes over them. Also called wind harp.
[From Aeolian, relating to Aeolus, god of the winds.]
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(Instruments) a stringed instrument that produces a musical sound when a current of air or wind passes over the strings. Also called: wind harp
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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.
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|Noun||1.||aeolian harp - a harp having strings tuned in unison; they sound when wind passes over them|
harp - a chordophone that has a triangular frame consisting of a sounding board and a pillar and a curved neck; the strings stretched between the neck and the soundbox are plucked with the fingers
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