ae·​o·​line | \ ˈē-ə-ˌlīn \
variants: or less commonly aeolina \ ˌē-​ə-​ˈlī-​nə , -​ˈlē-​ \
plural -s

Definition of aeoline

1a : a very soft organ stop of mild string quality

called also aeolodicon

b : a soft free-reed stop in a European organ
2 : a mouth harmonica

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First Known Use of aeoline

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for aeoline

Aeolus, god of winds + English -ine, -ina

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“Aeoline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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