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Synonyms for harp

a chordophone that has a triangular frame consisting of a sounding board and a pillar and a curved neck

a pair of curved vertical supports for a lampshade

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a small rectangular free-reed instrument having a row of free reeds set back in air holes and played by blowing into the desired hole

play the harp

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References in classic literature ?
The streak of daylight being now excluded from the room, Miss Dunross threw back her veil, and took the harp on her knee; seating herself, I observed, with her face turned away from the fire.
Cecilia; or, rather, as I thought, the ancient harp of the Welsh bards.
I could not emulate him, so Dan and Felix and Cecily and the Story Girl and I all walked hand in hand, huddling a little closer together as we went through James Frewen's woods--for there are strange harps in a fir grove, and who shall say what fingers sweep them?
Little John and Much the miller's son were out together on a foraging expedition when they espied the same young man; at least, they thought it must be he, for he was clad in scarlet and carried a harp in his hand.
Vanni's harp came in silvery ripples through the blackness of the dusty-smelling night; then the violins fell in--one of them was almost like a flute.
I told Allan a-Dale, the northern minstrel, that he would damage the harp if he touched it after the seventh cup, but he would not be controlled Friend, I drink to thy successful performance.
Edmund spoke of the harp as his favourite instrument, and hoped to be soon allowed to hear her.
He closed his eyes and rested his head on the frame of the harp.
While he lay perdu in Steward's stateroom, his voice was the one thing that was not to be heard, so Kwaque was forced to seek the solace of his jews' harp in the sweltering heat of the gratings over the fire-room.
Arriving in Perth the day after the festivities at Swanhaven, Bishopriggs proceeded to the Harp of Scotland--at which establishment for the reception of travelers he possessed the advantage of being known to the landlord as Mrs.
Up struck the two fiddles and the one harp, and off went Mr.
The young people, at the countess' instigation, gathered round the clavichord and harp.
King of Lochlin, let thy face brighten with gladness, and thine ear delight in the harp.
His life was spent far from the court and away from the sounds of civil warfare, in the endeavour to set himself in harmony with the universe -- to become, in fact, like an Aeolian harp through which all the cords of nature might sweep at will.
Yet even in the Old Testament, if you listen to David's harp, you shall hear as many hearse-like airs as carols; and the pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job, than the felicities of Solomon.