Synonyms for harp

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So he invented or improved the harp, and fixed the rules of verse and song.

He sat down, back of the harp, and made ready to sweep the strings.

The bard had come to see whether the stories about the harp were true or not.

So word was passed for Allan, and presently he came, bringing his harp.

Orpheus went into the woods one day and took nothing but his harp with him.

The Greek harp was played by picking the strings with the fingers or with a plectrum.

The harp of the minstrel is untruly touched, if his own glory is all that it records.

The lyre and the harp may be permitted in the town, and the Pan's-pipe in the fields.

There remain then only the lyre and the harp for use in the city, and the shepherds may have a pipe in the country.

And, being there, she touched the harp as he played it, and then a low cry came from her lips.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English hearpe, from Proto-Germanic *kharpon- (cf. Old Saxon harpa "instrument of torture;" Old Norse harpa, Dutch harp, Old High German harpfa, German Harfe "harp"). Late Latin harpa, source of words in some Romanic languages, is a borrowing from Germanic. Meaning "harmonica" is from 1887, short for mouth-harp. The harp seal (1784) is so called for the harp-shaped markings on its back.

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