wind harp


wind harp
noun
a harp having strings tuned in unison; they sound when wind passes over them
Syn: ↑aeolian harp, ↑aeolian lyre
Hypernyms: ↑harp

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noun

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/wind/.
[1805-15]

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wind harp noun
The aeolian harp (qv)
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Main Entry:wind

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wind harp «wihnd»,
= aeolian harp. (Cf.aeolian harp)

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[wind]
n. another term for aeolian harp

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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