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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. [4 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. [4 definitions]
harpist a person who plays a harp.
harp on (informal) to talk or write about something repeatedly and tiresomely.
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]
harp seal a migratory seal of arctic regions, whose young have white, woolly fur.
harpsichord a musical instrument with one or two keyboards that is similar to the piano except that its strings are plucked when the keys are pressed, producing tones that are short and unsustainable.
Harpy in Greek mythology, any of the wind goddesses or monsters that are half woman and half bird. [4 definitions]
harpy eagle a large, strong eagle of the American tropics, with black and white plumage, short wings, and a double crest.
harquebus a long, portable gun ignited by a matchlock or wheel lock, dating from the fifteenth century.
harridan a bad-tempered woman, esp. an old one; scold.
harrier1 one that harasses or harries. [2 definitions]
harrier2 any of several small hounds bred for hunting cross-country, usu. in packs. [2 definitions]