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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.
Finch launched her career as official harpist to the Prince of Wales, and has become one of Britain's leading harpists, and an ambassador for Welsh culture.
The Festival will honour blind harpist, John Parry of Ruabon, to celebrate the 300th anniversary of his birth.
The 'harpathon' was launched by harpist Catrin Finch at the Moat House Hotel in Pentwyn, Cardiff.
Directed by world renowned harpist Elinor Bennett, this year's Festival features a two-day course for harpists, as well as public concerts and a lecture recital.
Claire is the first British harpist to play it, and it will make its UK stage debut with her this summer at a line-up of concert performances starting today with an afternoon concert at The Welsh Proms in St David's Hall, Cardiff.
A harpist from Powys has just taken up a new role - as official harpist to The Prince of Wales.
ALIS HUWS has become the new Official Harpist to the Prince of Wales, becoming the sixth person to take on the role since the Prince reinstated the post in 2000.
Also curating is the solo harpist of National Symphony Orchestra, Jie Hsuan, who is the director of the festival.
ASTELLAR line-up including former royal harpist Catrin Finch will be delighting audiences at this year's Wales Harp Festival.
Internationally celebrated solo harpist Yolanda Kondonassis will be the soloist and Maestro Alexander Mickelthwate will direct the orchestra.