an authentic church mode represented on the white keys of a keyboard instrument by an ascending scale from A to A.
- Aeolian tone
noun the musical tone produced by the passage of a current of air over a stretched string, etc, as in an aeolian harp
the Greek dialect of ancient Aeolis and Thessaly; . Architecture. noting or pertaining to a capital used in the Greek territories of the eastern Aegean in the 7th and 6th centuries b.c., having two volutes rising from a shaft in opposite directions, and often having below them two convex rings of leaf ornament in the […]
a round vessel caused to rotate by the force of tangentially escaping steam: an early example of jet propulsion. a device for injecting the vapors of heated alcohol into a laboratory furnace. Historical Examples Another orifice in the aeolipile was fitted with a reed, so that the steam going through it imitated the song of […]
an ancient coastal region and Greek colony in NW Asia Minor: settled by Aeolians. Historical Examples Secondly, Hesiod claims that his father—if not he himself—came from Aeolis and settled in Boeotia. Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica Homer and Hesiod In the coming century Cyme of Aeolis would give a wife to a Phrygian king. […]