The definition of a harp is a string instrument that is played by plucking the strings which are set in an open triangular frame, or the metal frame on a lamp that hold the lampshade.(noun)
An example of a harp is the instrument angels are often depicted as playing.
Harp is defined as to play the string instrument commonly associated with angels, or to persist in discussing something that others don't want to discuss.(verb)
See harp in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE hearpe, akin to Ger harfe < Gmc *harpa < IE base *(s)kerb(h)-, to bend, curve (> shrimp): from the shape of the instrument
See harp in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English hearpe
Origin: and from Old French harpe
Origin: , of Germanic origin.
for a lampshade
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