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autoharp Line breaks: auto|harp
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːtə(ʊ)hɑːp/

Definition of autoharp in English:


A kind of zither fitted with a series of sprung and padded bars which allow the playing of chords by damping selected strings.
Example sentences
  • The autoharp strums a single chord every 2 bars in the verse, but in the chorus changes chords.
  • The least accessible track is the second, which takes a dense swirl of autoharp and guitar notes and slowly submerges them in an organ drone that rises over the course of 12 minutes.
  • She plays a small stringed instrument called an autoharp, but it is her voice that makes this a memorable record.
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