Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

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