Definition of autoharp in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈôdōˌhärp/


A kind of zither with a mechanical device that allows the playing of a chord by damping all the other 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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Syllabification: au·to·harp

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