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harp

harp

 (härp)
n.
1. Music
a. An instrument having an upright triangular frame consisting of a pillar, a curved neck, and a hollow back containing the sounding board, with usually 46 or 47 strings of graded lengths that are played by plucking with the fingers.
b. Any of various ancient and modern instruments of similar or U-shaped design.
c. Informal A harmonica.
2. Something, such as a pair of vertical supports for a lampshade, that resembles a harp.
intr.v. harped, harp·ing, harps
To play a harp.
Phrasal Verb:
harp on
To talk or write about to an excessive and tedious degree; dwell on.

[Middle English, from Old English hearpe and from Old French harpe, of Germanic origin.]

harp′er n.
harp′ist n.

harp•ist

(ˈhɑr pɪst)

n.
a person who plays the harp.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.harpist - someone who plays the harpharpist - someone who plays the harp    
instrumentalist, musician, player - someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
Translations
عازِف القيثارَه
harfenista-ka
harpenist
hárfás
hörpuleikari
arpeggiatorearpista
harfista
arp çalgıcısıarpist

harpist

[ˈhɑːpɪst] Narpista mf

harpist

[ˈhɑːrpɪst] nharpiste mf

harpist

nHarfenspieler(in) m(f), → Harfenist(in) m(f)

harpist

[ˈhɑːpɪst] narpista m/f

harp

(haːp) noun
a usually large musical instrument which is held upright, and which has many strings which are plucked with the fingers.
ˈharpist noun
harp on (about)
to keep on talking about. He's forever harping on (about his low wages); She keeps harping on his faults.
References in classic literature ?
She taught the little children herself, and her husband, the harpist, taught the older ones.
Hannah Stone is a wonderfully talented musician and one of the best harpists in the world.
Tomorrow the third Wales International Harp Festival launches in North Wales when competitors, music-lovers and internationally renowned harpists will gather from across the globe for seven days of music.
ALUN-yn 80 CALL TO OWNERS OF CLASSIC MAKE HARPISTS from all over the world will head to North Wales next month to take part in an international festival.
There are lots of fantastic male harpists, but there is still a tendency to think of harpists as women.
Winning the Lily Laskine was hard as there were over 45 harpists from all over the world, but winning the Texaco Young Musician of Wales 2009 title could be even harder because in France I was only competing against harpists," Ben added.
In her book Playing (less) Hurt, Janet Horvath says that cellists have the highest rate of back injury (75 percent), followed by harpists (73 percent), pianists (69 percent), double bass players (60 percent) and violinists (37 percent).
Harpists are on duty 365 days a year, and teams of Chalice musicians make "mercy runs" out of town at a moment's notice.
To this day, Butterfield is one of the few harpists to have developed a completely unique sound on the instrument.
One of its most attractive qualities is its readability, for Govea has written in a manner that tells a more storylike narrative of the harpists, rather than provide dry accounts of their lives and professional activities.
For two days on Wednesday and Thursday (April 1-2), Galeri will be alive to the sound of harpists and aspiring musicians with lessons and masterclasses for players of all ages.
15pm Contest celebrates life of royal harpist Young musicians from all over the world are in Wales this weekend for the final stage of two competitions to celebrate the life and work of one of Europe's greatest harpists.