Definitions for Harphɑrp
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a musical instrument consisting of a triangular frame formed by a soundbox, a pillar, and a curved neck, and having strings stretched between the soundbox and the neck that are plucked with the fingers.
Category: Music and Dance
a harp-shaped implement or device.
a vertical metal frame shaped to bend around the bulb in a standing lamp and used to support a lamp shade.
(v.i.)to play on a harp.
Category: Music and Dance
harp on or upon, to repeat interminably and tediously.
Category: Verb Phrase
Origin of harp:
bef. 900; ME harpe, OE hearpe, c. OS, ON harpa, OHG harfa
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
a pair of curved vertical supports for a lampshade
harmonica, mouth organ, harp, mouth harp(verb)
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
come back to
"Don't dwell on the past"; "She is always harping on the same old things"
play the harp
"She harped the Saint-Saens beautifully"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a musical instrument consisting of a frame with strings fastened in rows across it
to play the harp
A musical instrument consisting of an upright frame strung with strings that are stroked or plucked with the fingers.
(usually with on) To repeatedly mention a subject.
Why do you harp on about a single small mistake?
To play on (a harp or similar instrument).
To play (a tune) on the harp.
To develop or give expression to by skill and art; to sound forth as from a harp; to hit upon.
Thou harped my fear aright. uE00097495uE001 Shakespeare.
for a player of the harp.
Origin: From hearpe, from harpōn. Cognate with Dutch harp, German Harfe, Swedish harpa.
a musical instrument consisting of a triangular frame furnished with strings and sometimes with pedals, held upright, and played with the fingers
a constellation; Lyra, or the Lyre
a grain sieve
to play on the harp
to dwell on or recur to a subject tediously or monotonously in speaking or in writing; to refer to something repeatedly or continually; -- usually with on or upon
to play on, as a harp; to play (a tune) on the harp; to develop or give expression to by skill and art; to sound forth as from a harp; to hit upon
Translations for Harp
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a usually large musical instrument which is held upright, and which has many strings which are plucked with the fingers.
- harpaPortuguese (BR)
- die HarfeGerman
- हार्प, वीणाHindi
- دموسيقى يوه الهPashto
- 豎琴Chinese (Trad.)
- ایک بڑا ساز جس کے چوکھٹے میں تار کسے ہوتے ہیںUrdu
- đàn hạcVietnamese
- 竖琴Chinese (Simp.)
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