Harp meaning

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To play a harp.
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A musical instrument with strings stretched vertically in an open, triangular frame and played by plucking with the fingers: the modern harp has usually forty-six strings and, to permit the playing of halftones, seven foot-pedals.
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Something, such as a pair of vertical supports for a lampshade, that resembles a harp.
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To play a harp.
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To persist in talking or writing tediously or continuously (on or upon something)
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A musical instrument consisting of an upright frame strung with strings that are stroked or plucked with the fingers.
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(colloquial) A harmonica.
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(Scotland) A grain sieve.
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(usually with on) To repeatedly mention a subject.
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An occupational surname​ for a player of the harp.
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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.

An example of a harp is the instrument angels are often depicted as playing.

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A harp-shaped object or implement.
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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.

An example of harp is to play the stringed harp instrument in an orchestra.

An example of harp is to continually bring up a fight that happened five years ago.

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the Harp
  • the constellation Lyra
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the Harp

Origin of harp

  • Middle English from Old English hearpe and from Old French harpe of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English hearpe, from Proto-Germanic *harpǭ. Cognate with Dutch harp, German Harfe, Swedish harpa.

    From Wiktionary