harpist

Definitions

  • Men and Women Singers, Flute-players, Harpists, And Dancers, from the Tomb of Ti
    Men and Women Singers, Flute-players, Harpists, And Dancers, from the Tomb of Ti
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n harpist someone who plays the harp
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Harpist A player on the harp; a harper.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n harpist One who plays on the harp; a harper.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Harpist a player on the harp
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. harpiste,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hearpe; Ger. harfe.

Usage

In literature:

She taught the little children herself, and her husband, the harpist, taught the older ones.
"My Antonia" by Willa Cather
At last came Peiwoh, the prince of harpists.
"The Book of Tea" by Kakuzo Okakura
The air which the harpist had played began to control his movements.
"Dubliners" by James Joyce
A soldier, a poet, a philosopher, a harpist, one who has renounced women!
"The Wanderer's Necklace" by H. Rider Haggard
I must tell you their story, and then see if you dare say man is not a harp, and woman not a harpist.
"How to Cook Husbands" by Elizabeth Strong Worthington
Bertha was, as she said herself, nothing of a harpist.
"Bird of Paradise" by Ada Leverson
They're going to have the wonderful new child harpist.
"The Twelfth Hour" by Ada Leverson
The harpist sang a plaintive melody, accompanied in unison, inexpressibly sad.
"The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5" by Theophile Gautier
The matter was explained, and the professor promised to be on hand and bring the harpist with him.
"Dave Porter and the Runaways" by Edward Stratemeyer
But instantly the huge harpist arose and muttered something to him in a guttural tone.
"Ruth Fielding at Briarwood Hall" by Alice B. Emerson
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In poetry:

THE rain streams down like harp-strings from the sky;
The wind, that world-old harpist, sitteth by;
And ever as he sings his low refrain,
He plays upon the harp-strings of the rain.
"Rain-Songs" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

In news:

Montclair harpist's story intricate as music.
Trained harpists practice ' prescriptive music.
Concert Harpist Kate Loughrey will put on a family-friendly show Sunday.
Riverside Symphonia opens season with harpist Bridget Kibbey.
As producer Martin Davidson points out in his notes to Vortices and Angels, guitarist Derek Bailey (born 1930), saxophonist John Butcher (1954) and harpist Rhodri Davies (1971) represent three generations of improvisers on the London scene.
Harpist Teri Rose is a choir director, Steamboat Symphony Orchestra player and ski instructor in the Yampa Valley.
After recording "Live in Cuba," harpist and electric violinist Carlos Reyes is still giving the week-long stay on the island a standing ovation.
Harpist Heidi Krutzen and cellist Ariel Barnes will perform Monday in the Noel Library at LSU-Shreveport.
MSO harpist Katie Ott will play chamber music in Fairhope.
This year's winter concert by the Pumpkin Hill Singers has been entitled "Winter's Song" and will feature Bill Tobin, harpist, joining the group on selections as well as presenting solo works.
Wilton Congregational Church will feature harpist Carrianne Dillon at the 10 am worship service on Sunday, Oct 21.
Deidreanna Potter, a 17-year-old harpist from Charlotte, receives the Kenneth G Bloomquist Award at Saturday´s Lansing Concert Band performance.
Internationally -touring harpist Yolanda Kondonassis to perform in Armstrong Auditorium.
Nevada City–based composer and harpist Joanna Newsom, who performs on Friday at Walt Disney Concert Hall, has released two of the most beautiful albums of the '00s.
Harpist-turned-psych folk poster girl Joanna Newsom will follow Sufjan Stevens', um, wand waves and perform with an orchestra at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Feb 8 next year.
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