*o"li*an(), a. [L. Aeolius, Gr. .] 1. Of or pertaining to olia or olis, in Asia Minor, colonized by the Greeks, or to its inhabitants; olic; as, the olian dialect.
2. Pertaining to olus, the mythic god of the winds; arial.
Viewless forms the olian organ play.Campbell.
3. relating to or caused by wind.
olian attachment, a contrivance often attached to a pianoforte, which prolongs the vibrations, increases the volume of sound, etc., by forcing a stream of air upon the strings.
olian lyre, a musical instrument consisting of a box, on or in which are stretched strings, on which the wind acts to produce the notes; -- usually placed at an open window.
(Mus.), one of the ancient Greek and early ecclesiastical modes.
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