harmonica vs harp what difference

what is difference between harmonica and harp

English

Etymology

German Harmonika; compare harmonic.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌhɑɹ.ˈmɒ.nɪ.kə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌhɑɹ.ˈmɑ.nɪ.kə/

Noun

harmonica (plural harmonicas)

  1. a musical wind instrument with a series of holes for the player to blow into, each hole producing a different note
  2. a musical instrument, consisting of a series of hemispherical glasses which, by touching the edges with the dampened finger, give forth the tones.
  3. a toy instrument of strips of glass or metal hung on two tapes, and struck with hammers.

Synonyms

  • French harp
  • gob iron
  • Mississippi sax
  • mouth harp
  • mouth organ
  • tin sandwich

Derived terms

  • glass harmonica
  • harmonicaist (dated)
  • harmonicist

Translations

Anagrams

  • charmonia

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English harmonica (musical instrument made from hemispherical glasses), coined by Benjamin Franklin as armonica based on Italian armonica, from Latin harmonica, feminine of harmonicus, from Ancient Greek ἁρμονία (harmonía, harmony).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌɦɑrˈmoː.ni.kaː/
  • Hyphenation: har‧mo‧ni‧ca

Noun

harmonica f (plural harmonica’s)

  1. harmonica, mouth harp (portable wind instrument)
    Synonym: mondharmonica
  2. harmonica, glass harmonica (musical instrument made from hemispherical glasses)
    Synonym: glasharmonica

Derived terms

  • glasharmonica
  • handharmonica
  • harmonicabus
  • knopharmonica
  • mondharmonica
  • trekharmonica

French

Etymology

German Harmonika; compare harmonique.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aʁ.mɔ.ni.ka/

Noun

harmonica m (plural harmonicas)

  1. harmonica

References

  • “harmonica” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


English

Etymology

From Middle English harpe, from Old English hearpe (harp), from Proto-West Germanic *harpā, from Proto-Germanic *harpǭ (harp). Cognate with Scots hairp (harp), West Frisian harpe, harp (harp), Low German Harp (harp), Dutch harp (harp), German Harfe (harp), Danish harpe (harp), Swedish harpa (harp).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /hɑːp/
  • (US) IPA(key): /hɑɹp/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)p

Noun

harp (plural harps)

  1. (music) A musical instrument consisting of a body and a curved neck, strung with strings of varying length that are stroked or plucked with the fingers and are vertical to the soundboard when viewed from the end of the body
    1. Any instrument of the same musicological type.
  2. (colloquial) A harmonica.
  3. (Scotland) A grain sieve.


Hyponyms

Derived terms

Related terms

  • harp seal

Translations

See also

  • lyre

References

  • 2013. The Physics of Musical Instruments. Neville H. Fletcher, Thomas Rossing. Pg. 331.

Verb

harp (third-person singular simple present harps, present participle harping, simple past and past participle harped)

  1. (usually with on) To repeatedly mention a subject.
    (US)
    (UK)
  2. (transitive) To play on (a harp or similar instrument)
  3. (transitive) To play (a tune) on the harp.
  4. (transitive, archaic) To develop or give expression to by skill and art; to sound forth as from a harp; to hit upon.

Synonyms

  • keep on about
  • perseverate

Translations

Anagrams

  • PHAR

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch harpe, from Old Dutch *harpa, from Proto-Germanic *harpǭ.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɑrp
  • IPA(key): /ɦɑrp/

Noun

harp f or m (plural harpen, diminutive harpje n)

  1. harp

Turkish

Etymology

From Ottoman Turkish حرب(harb), borrowed from Arabic حَرْب(ḥarb).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /haɾʲp/

Noun

harp (definite accusative harbi, plural harpler)

  1. (archaic) war
    Synonym: savaş

Derived terms

  • Büyük Harp
  • Cihan Harbi

Turkmen

Etymology

Borrowed from Arabic حَرْف(ḥarf).

Noun

harp (definite accusative harpy, plural harplar)

  1. letter (of an alphabet)

Declension


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