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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An instrument consisting of an open box over which are stretched strings that sound when the wind passes over them.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Aeolian, relating to Aeolus, god of the winds.]

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