noun, plural Har·pies.
Origin of Harpy
Related formsharp·y·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for harpies
The parasites and harpies which M. de Cherville had kept at bay came down upon him like a swarm of locusts.An Englishman in Paris|Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
In such affairs we may have the origin of the story of the Harpies at the court of Phineus.Cock Lane and Common-Sense|Andrew Lang
Here the Harpies symbolise shameful waste and disgust with life.The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri|Dante Alighieri
Therefore, the Harpies coming yet again, Misenus with his trumpet gave the sound for battle.Stories from Virgil|Alfred J. Church
A righteous retribution seems to have doomed a race of harpies to extinction.