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Meaning of "aeolian harp" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AEOLIAN HARP

aeolian harp play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AEOLIAN HARP

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Aeolian harp is a noun.
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WHAT DOES AEOLIAN HARP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Aeolian harp

An Aeolian harp is a musical instrument that is played by the wind. It is named after Aeolus, the ancient Greek god of the wind. The traditional Aeolian harp is essentially a wooden box including a sounding board, with strings stretched lengthwise across two bridges. It is placed in a slightly opened window where the wind can blow across the strings to produce sounds. The strings can be made of different materials and all be tuned to the same pitch, or identical strings can be tuned to different pitches. Besides being the only strung instrument played solely by the wind, the Aeolian harp is the only stringed instrument that plays solely harmonic frequencies. The Aeolian harp - already known in the ancient world – was first described by Athanasius Kircher in his book Phonurgia nova. It became popular as a household instrument during the Romantic Era, and Aeolian harps are still hand-crafted today. Some are now made in the form of monumental metal sound sculptures located on the roof of a building or a windy hilltop.

Definition of aeolian harp in the English dictionary

The definition of aeolian harp in the dictionary is a stringed instrument that produces a musical sound when a current of air or wind passes over the strings Also called: wind harp.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AEOLIAN HARP

aeneous
aeneus
Aeolia
aeolian
aeolian deposits
Aeolian Islands
aeolian tone
Aeolic
aeolipile
aeolipyle
Aeolis
aeolotropic
aeolotropy
Aeolus
aeon
aeonian
aeonic

WORDS THAT END LIKE AEOLIAN HARP

Autoharp
cardsharp
double sharp
harp
jew´s harp
jew´s-harp
look sharp
needle-sharp
oversharp
razor-sharp
sharp
supersharp
Tharp
ultrasharp
unsharp
vibraharp
Welsh harp
wind harp

Synonyms and antonyms of aeolian harp in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «aeolian harp» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AEOLIAN HARP

Find out the translation of aeolian harp to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
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Translator English - Chinese

风成竖琴
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

arpa eólica
570 millions of speakers

English

aeolian harp
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वातज वीणा
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

القيثارة إيولايان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Эолова арфа
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

harpa eólica
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অলোলীয় বীণা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

harpe éolienne
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kecapi aeolian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Äolsharfe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

エオリアン·ハープ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

에 올리 언 하프
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Aeolian harp
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

harp Aeolian
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஏய்லியான் ஹார்ப்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एरोलियन वीणा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Aeolian arp
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

arpa eolia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Eolskie harfa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

еолові арфа
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

harpă eoliană
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

αιολική άρπα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

harp van Aeolus
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

aeolian harpa
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

aeolian harpe
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AEOLIAN HARP»

Discover the use of aeolian harp in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to aeolian harp and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sound and Light: La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela
See Stephen Bonner, Aeolian Harp. Vol 2, Pt. 1 : The History and Organology of the Aeolian Harp (Duxford: Bois de Boulogne, 1970), 15-16. The mahati vind (" great" wind) is the classical vina of North Indian music. Usually called bin or rudra  ...
William Duckworth, Richard Fleming, 2009
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American Woodworker
ou don't have to know anything about music to build and tune an aeolian harp. And you don't have to worry about learning to play it, because the wind will do that for you. Just place the harp in a partially opened window, so the breeze can ...
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Concord in Massachusetts, Discord in the World: The Writings ...
In the 19th century it was widely believed that "the Aeolian harp [was] the one instrument that could catch the sad and triumphant melodies of nature," which Matthiessen calls "the romantic exaltation" (47-8). 41 Such an understanding of the ...
Jannika Bock, 2008
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Realism, Representation, and the Arts in Nineteenth-Century ...
The random expressiveness of the Aeolian harp, an instrument played by the wind itself, makes it a central metaphor for the Romantic imagination. The image was familiar from Thomson's poetry, and its popularity is suggested by the ...
Alison Byerly, 1997
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Instruments and the Imagination
When the Aeolian harp speaks for the poet, it can no longer be a passive instrument.89 The Aeolian Harp In America The Aeolian harp inevitably came to Concord and inspired Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, both of whom ...
Thomas L. Hankins, Robert J. Silverman, 1999
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Writing on Air
Sounds so evocative that nearly all the major writers of the nineteenth century were swept away by their beauty and used the aeolian harp as metaphor for the way the earth could play with the soul. Coleridge, Shelley, Spenser, even Emerson ...
David Rothenberg, Wandee J. Pryor, 2003
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The Aeolian Harp: Or Miscellaneous Poems (1857)
This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series.
Sarah Herbert, Mary E. Herbert, 2010
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Staël's Philosophy of the Passions: Sensibility, Society, ...
Sensibility, Society, and the Sister Arts Tili Boon Cuillé, Karyna Szmurlo. creation of the instrument that came to be known as the Aeolian harp. Italy, and specifically, Rome, was home to the first aeolium instrumentum, as J. J. Hofmann referred ...
Tili Boon Cuillé, Karyna Szmurlo, 2013
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Library of Congress Subject Headings
USE Elizabeth Arden Building (New York, NY.) Aeolian Duo-Art player organ ( Not Subd Geog) UF Duo-Art Aeolian player organ Duo-Art player organ BT Player organ Aeolian harp (May Subd Geog) UF Eolian harp BT Harp Aeolian Islands ...
Library of Congress, 2006
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Wordsworth's Counterrevolutionary Turn: Community, Virtue, ...
... on the one hand, the "shapings of the unregenerate mind," his vain philosophical speculation; and on the other, the earnest words of "Faith that inly feels" (60). The image of the aeolian harp suggests not only indolence but also superficiality.
John Rieder, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AEOLIAN HARP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term aeolian harp is used in the context of the following news items.
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Drums set rhythm for Angels Camp summer reading
Youngsters were treated to percussion instruments provided by Chrys Mollett, owner of the Aeolian Harp music store in downtown Angels ... «Calaveras Enterprise, Jul 15»
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Leaving Alaska
Here is the Aeolian harp that provided the music for Cindy's and my wedding ceremony, in the Arctic Refuge. Here are the woodblocks and ... «The New Yorker, Jun 15»
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Jack Body: Passing By. Various musicians. Rattle 2CDs
Cellist Alexander Ivashkin plays the 1979 Aeolian Harp, and United States violinist Radzynski, competitor at the 2013 Michael Hill International ... «Otago Daily Times, May 15»
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Classic CD: Passing By
Body's 1979 Aeolian Harp is a whispering beauty in a 1998 recording by cellist Alexander Ivashkin. The whirling textures of Epicycle are ... «New Zealand Herald, May 15»
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On the horizon: Sleek, airy design to replace Montreal's Champlain …
... rows of parallel suspension cables, a cascade of piano arpeggios makes the bridge seem like a giant Aeolian harp singing in the breeze. «The Globe and Mail, May 15»
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Classical CD Reviews
If its Aeolian harp melodic tissue eternally resurrects Wilde's wife Jane's spirit, then, like Chopin, Wilde's record, in Frederick Nieck's phrase, ... «Audiophile Audition, Apr 15»
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Pianist Idil Biret to perform in Cape Town
... most international piano competitions and include, among others, works affectionately known as The Aeolian Harp, The Horseman, Paganini, ... «Artslink.co.za News, Apr 15»
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30 Musical, Literary and Cultural Reasons to Celebrate 30 More …
Paying attention in nature, walking, meditating, dreaming, remembering, and being as mutable and open as an Aeolian harp are sources for ... «PopMatters, Mar 15»
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Headland - The Big sculpture show on Waiheke
... of the earth like an Aeolian harp, a huge stringed instrument which sits lightly in the environment but reaches deep into the subterranean. «The National Business Review, Jan 15»
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INTERVIEW: Beauty In The Bleak
A massive aeolian harp-cum-wind flute-cum-broadcasting area located in a disused silo in the valley, it can be accessed any time via a live ... «The Quietus, Jan 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Aeolian harp [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/aeolian-harp>. Jul 2020 ».
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