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aeolian harp

Ae·o·li·an harp
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ee-oh-lee-uh n hahrp]
    • /iˈoʊ li ən hɑrp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ee-oh-lee-uh n hahrp]
    • /iˈoʊ li ən hɑrp/

Definitions of aeolian harp words

  • noun aeolian harp a stringed instrument that produces a musical sound when a current of air or wind passes over the strings 3
  • noun aeolian harp a box with an opening in it across which gut strings of varying thickness are stretched, tuned in unison: when air blows over them, the strings produce varying harmonies 3
  • noun aeolian harp 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. 1
  • noun aeolian harp (music) An open box over which strings are stretched that sound when the wind passes over them. 0

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Origin of aeolian harp

First appearance:

before 1785
One of the 44% newest English words
First recorded in 1785-95

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Parts of speech for Aeolian harp

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aeolian harp popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 62% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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