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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 ?
King of Lochlin, let thy face brighten with gladness, and thine ear delight in the harp.
Cecilia; or, rather, as I thought, the ancient harp of the Welsh bards.
The contrast between what I saw and heard now, and what I had seen and heard only a few minutes since, was so extraordinary and so startling that I almost doubted whether the veiled figure with the harp, and the dance of cats, were not the fantastic creations of a dream.
It was Robin Hood, who had borrowed Allan's be-ribboned harp for the time.
quoth the Bishop, "and what do you here at the church-door with you harp and saucy air?
And so saying, he reached the harp, and entertained his guest with the following characteristic song, to a sort of derry-down chorus, appropriate to an old English ditty.
Bertram, if you write to your brother, I entreat you to tell him that my harp is come: he heard so much of my misery about it.
Edmund reverted to the harp, and was again very happy in the prospect of hearing her play.
He slept with his arms around his harp, as a child sleeps hugging its last new toy.
He left the pass-word unspoken; he went his way on his errand; he was followed on suspicion; and he was discovered to be only "a respectable person," charged with a message by the landlord of the Harp of Scotland Inn!
Toward evening, on the day after she reached Perth, the news came to Anne that Bishopriggs was in service at the inn known as the Harp of Scotland.
Up struck the two fiddles and the one harp, and off went Mr.
Pickwick, who was only brought to, by the fiddles and harp desisting, and could have been stopped by no other earthly power, if the house had been on fire.
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.