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harpist

[hahr-pist] /ˈhɑr pɪst/
noun
1.
a person who plays the harp, especially professionally.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; harp + -ist
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  • Red carnations were in the hall, where a bank of palms screened the harpist, who furnished a delight ful musical program.
Word Origin and History for harpist
n.

1610s, a hybrid from harp (n.) + -ist.

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