American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to Aeolis or its people or culture.
- adj. Greek Mythology Of or relating to Aeolus.
- adj. Variant of eolian.
- n. One of a Hellenic people of central Greece that occupied Aeolis and Lesbos around 1100 B.C.
- n. See Aeolic.
- adj. Relating to Aeolus, the Greek god of wind.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a member of one of the four divisions of the prehistoric Greeks.
“This happened lately near Heracleia in Pontus and some time past at the island Hiera, one of the group called the Aeolian islands.”
“Just to be confusing, the Aeolian is a vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT), and the other type a horizontal axis wind turbine (HAWT).”
“The first, made up of uniform stanzas, was called "Aeolian" or "Horatian," -- since Horace imitated the simple, regular strophes of his Greek models.”
“He is a prose-writer, with a kind of Aeolian attachment.”
“The first performance of George Gershwin's concerto Rhapsody in Blue was given by Paul Whiteman's orchestra with the composer on piano at New York's Aeolian Hall on 12 February 1924, as part of a concert titled An Experiment in Modern Music, and marked the first significant partial rapprochement between jazz and classical music.”
“Castle of Indolence,' you have probably read his exquisite 'Ode to the Aeolian”
“Spenser (London, 1748) discusses the Aeolian Harp, then a new-fangled instrument, in Canto I, lines 352 – 69: XL”
“More surprisingly, the ties between the different Aeolian islands are not particularly tight, and even on Filicudi, we discovered, there is a divide between the port people and the people of Pecorini.”
“Suffering post-election burnout, a Green Party candidate chills out on one of Italy's Aeolian islands”
“Filicudi is a small island of nine square kilometres at the further reaches of the Aeolian archipelago which curves off the north-east coast of Sicily like a comet's tail.”
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