Definition of aeolian in English:


Syllabification: ae·o·li·an
Pronunciation: /ēˈōlēən, āˈō-
(US also eolian)


  • chiefly Geology Relating to or arising from the action of the wind: fluvial and eolian sediments
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    • So there we are, who needs aeolian violins when all you need to do is take a stroll down to the harbour?
    • No one has revived these vague Aeolian tones, these half-sighs of the breezes, plaintive wails, ecstatic moans.
    • When young love comes to the protagonist, the natural phenomena of the Valley burst brilliantly into light and color, with elements ranging from bright exotic flowers, birds, and fish to a golden atmosphere and Aeolian sounds.


early 17th century: from the name Aeolus + -ian.

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