[ hahr-pist ]

  1. a person who plays the harp, especially professionally.

Origin of harpist

First recorded in 1605–15; harp + -ist

Words Nearby harpist

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How to use harpist in a sentence

  • And to-day the ruins of an old tower are visited by many folk who have heard that it was once the home of the ancient harpist.

    Stories from the Ballads | Mary MacGregor
  • The harpist acquitted himself magnificently, fully bearing out his world-wide fame.

    The Green Book | Mr Jkai