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Harlem a section of northern Manhattan in New York City, mostly African American since the early 1900s and with a substantial Hispanic population, known for both its poverty and its cultural richness.
Harlem Globetrotters world-renowned U.S. basketball team founded in 1927, which plays exhibition matches highlighting their extraordinary skill and comic maneuvers.
harlequin (often cap.) a clown in Italian popular comedy of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, traditionally masked and dressed in multicolored diamond-patterned tights. [3 definitions]
harlot a promiscuous woman, esp. one who sells sexual services; prostitute.
harlotry prostitution.
harm injury or damage, either psychological or physical. [3 definitions]
harmful causing or likely to cause harm; damaging; dangerous.
harmless lacking the power or intention to cause harm.
harmonic in music, related to harmony rather than to melody or rhythm. [3 definitions]
harmonica a small rectangular hand-held wind instrument played by blowing and inhaling air over a set of metal reeds recessed beneath a row of air holes; mouth organ.
harmonics (used with a sing. verb) the study of the physical characteristics of musical sound. [2 definitions]
harmonious characterized by harmony or agreement. [2 definitions]
harmonist a musician who is expert in harmony. [2 definitions]
harmonium a small keyboard organ that produces tones when air from a pedal-operated bellows is drawn through metal reeds.
harmonize to make harmonious; bring into harmony. [3 definitions]
harmony a state of agreement or accord; unity. [3 definitions]
harness a set of connected straps and other parts by which a wheeled vehicle, such as a cart or carriage, is attached to a draft animal and by means of which the animal is guided and controlled. [5 definitions]
harness race a horse race in which the horses, either trotters or pacers, pull a sulky and driver.
harp a large musical instrument that consists of an upright triangular frame fitted with forty-six strings of graduated lengths, played by plucking with the fingers. [5 definitions]
harpist a person who plays a harp.
harpoon a weapon with a long shaft, a barbed head, and a rope at the tail end, which is used like a spear in hunting whales and large fish. [2 definitions]