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harp

12 ENTRIES FOUND:

1harp

noun \ˈhärp\

: a musical instrument that has strings stretched across a large open frame and that is played with your fingers

Full Definition of HARP

1
:  a plucked stringed instrument consisting of a resonator, an arched or angled neck that may be supported by a post, and strings of graded length that are perpendicular to the soundboard
2
:  something resembling a harp
3
:  harmonica 2
harp·ist \ˈhär-pist\ noun

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Origin of HARP

Middle English, from Old English hearpe; akin to Old High German harpha harp
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

Rhymes with HARP

2harp

verb

Definition of HARP

intransitive verb
1
:  to play on a harp
2
:  to dwell on or recur to a subject tiresomely or monotonously —usually used with on

First Known Use of HARP

before 12th century

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

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