Definitions

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

  • noun Residual deposits of soil, dust, and rock particles produced by the action of the wind.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In geology, an accumulation of dust and soil produced by decomposition of rocks in situ, or drifted by winds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Residual deposits of soil, dust, and rock particles produced by the action of the wind.

Etymologies

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

[New Latin ēluvium, from Latin ēluere, to wash out; see elute.]

Examples

  • More info at website of the Brooklyn-based label that released the full-length version, temporaryresidence.com, and at Eluvium/Cooper’s site, eluvium.net, which houses two additional MP3s: the lush, if peculiarly detuned, “Under the Water It Glowed” and the deceptively rudimentary piano piece “Genius and the Thieves,” which sounds like Rufus Wainwright playing a Harold Budd cover.

    Disquiet » Three Eluvium MP3s

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