aeolian lyre

aeolian harp

noun
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.
Also called aeolian lyre, wind harp.


Origin:
1785–95

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aeolian harp
 
n
Also called: wind harp a stringed instrument that produces a musical sound when a current of air or wind passes over the strings

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