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  1. aeolian harp, aeolian lyre, wind harpnoun

    a harp having strings tuned in unison; they sound when wind passes over them


  1. aeolian harpnoun

    An open box over which strings are stretched that sound when the wind passes over them


  1. 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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aeolian harp in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aeolian harp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  • tuulikannelFinnish
  • éole-harpe, éoli-harpe, harpe d'Éole, harpe à vent, harpe éolienne, harpe éoliqueFrench
  • vindharpaIcelandic
  • harfa eolskaPolish
  • эо́лова а́рфаRussian

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