follow Dictionary.com

Is irregardless a word?

harpist

[hahr-pist] /ˈhɑr pɪst/
noun
1.
a person who plays the harp, especially professionally.
Origin of harpist
1605-1615
1605-15; harp + -ist
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for harpist
Historical Examples
  • The sun was down, and now, at twilight, the harpist of the Wood awoke and touched his multitudinous strings.

    A Maid of the Kentucky Hills Edwin Carlile Litsey
  • The air which the harpist had played began to control his movements.

    Dubliners James Joyce
  • She taught the little children herself, and her husband, the harpist, taught the older ones.

    My Antonia Willa Cather
  • The matter was explained, and the professor promised to be on hand and bring the harpist with him.

    Dave Porter and the Runaways Edward Stratemeyer
  • Then, for the first time, I knew that the harpist of the Wood had awakened.

    A Maid of the Kentucky Hills Edwin Carlile Litsey
  • Ctesipho falls in love with a harpist, whom schinus, to please his brother, carries off from her master.

    A History of Roman Literature Harold North Fowler
  • The judge of character, the harpist upon heart-chords, made the next move—not the candid, manly friend.

    Husks Marion Harland
  • In the end this marriage takes place, Ctesipho gets his harpist and Micio is persuaded to marry the widow.

    A History of Roman Literature Harold North Fowler
  • Seated in the chariot by his side was no brave soldier or noble statesman, but Diodorus the harpist!

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • At length the harpist, flinging back his long hair over his shoulders, stretched out his hands and began playing.

    Sentimental Education Vol 1 Gustave Flaubert
Word Origin and History for harpist
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for harpist

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for harpist

12
12
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for harpist