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Noun: harp  haa(r)p
  1. A chordophone that has a triangular frame consisting of a sounding board and a pillar and a curved neck; the strings stretched between the neck and the soundbox are plucked with the fingers
     
  2. A pair of curved vertical supports for a lampshade
     
  3. A small rectangular free-reed instrument having a row of free reeds set back in air holes and played by blowing into the desired hole
    - harmonica, mouth organ, mouth harp
Verb: harp  haa(r)p
  1. (usually with on) repeatedly come back to a subject; persistently complain about
    "She is always harping on the same old things";
    - dwell
     
  2. (music) play the harp
    "She harped the Saint-Saens beautifully"

Derived forms: harped, harps, harping

Type of: chordophone, free-reed instrument, ingeminate, iterate, play, reiterate, repeat, restate, retell, support

Encyclopedia: Harp