Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a harp or the sound of harp music

Etymologies

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harp +‎ -like

Examples

  • Delicate harplike notes sauntered through the forest air.

    A Corridor in the Asylum

  • Pealing harplike guitar tones and jazzy arpeggios give way to death metal distortion, along with cymbal washes and high-register sung vocals harmonized with persistent death growls.

    Alex Remington: A Modern Classic: Cynic's Traced in Air, A Reunion Album As Good As the Classic Debut

  • They produced harplike plucks, the thunks of a xylophone, the high punctuation of a big-band horn section, strumming guitars, mournful viola voices, keening soprano voices, percussive hand thwacks and some finger-snapping and foot-stomping, not to mention a rich, chocolaty cello blend.

    Berlin in Lights: With Two Interlopers, a Doughty Dozen - ArtsBeat Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Mali music star Toumani Diabaté chimes in with the harplike kora.

    From Mali to Mainstream

  • Three harplike notes rang out as she connected to the Internet.

    The 5th Horseman

  • Positioning ourselves to travel around her circumference, we will lace her delicate etheric grids with tonal layers of both flute-like and harplike vibratos.

    Songs of the Arcturians

  • Jaric heard a harplike ring as steel cleared a scabbard.

    Stormwarden

  • 'We have won the victory we need, Poyly,' it said in its harplike voice.

    HOTHOUSE

  • She arrived finally at the harplike stool of the piano; but there she had to wait until the clock in the hall above struck some division of the hour for her guidance, and she rattled the brass rings that formed the handles of drawers on either side of the keyboard.

    Java Head

  • Then the playing began again, -- a harplike intermingling of soft sounds.

    A Mountain Woman

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