Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A woman who plays the harp.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A female harper.

Etymologies

harper +‎ -ess? (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A few irregular strains introduced a prelude of a wild and peculiar tone, which harmonized well with the distant waterfall, and the soft sigh of the evening breeze in the rustling leaves of an aspen which overhung the seat of the fair harpress.

    The Waverley

  • A few irregular strains introduced a prelude of a wild and peculiar tone, which harmonised well with the distant waterfall, and the soft sigh of the evening breeze in the rustling leaves of an aspen, which overhung the seat of the fair harpress.

    Waverley — Volume 1

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  • I've known a few harpresses. They all seemed a little bit strange to me.

    January 8, 2012