Aeolian harp



a box with an opening across which are stretched a number of strings of equal length that are tuned in unison and sounded by the wind.
Historical Examples

He listened intently and heard instead of warblings, fine strains of music like those of an aeolian harp.
The Independence Day Horror at Killsbury Asenath Carver Coolidge

It used the shrouds and stays of the still upright mainmast as an aeolian harp from which to draw horrible music.
Overland John William De Forest

It was just one strain, almost as if the wind had blown over an aeolian harp.
The Motor Maids at Sunrise Camp Katherine Stokes

noun
a stringed instrument that produces a musical sound when a current of air or wind passes over the strings Also called wind harp

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