harp

A harp is a large, stringed musical instrument with a beautiful sound. If you want to play an instrument that's portable, you should choose a ukulele instead of a harp.

Many orchestras include a classical harp, which is such a big instrument that players usually need assistance to move them. Harps are played from a sitting position, resting on the player's shoulder as she plucks the strings with both hands. A folk harp is often smaller, sometimes sitting on a player's lap. When harp is used as a verb, it means to talk constantly and dully about one topic: "The harpist did nothing but harp on about the weather."

Primary Meanings of harp

1.
nv
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
play the harp
2.
v
come back to
Full Definitions of harp
1

n 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

Types:
aeolian harp, aeolian lyre, wind harp
a harp having strings tuned in unison; they sound when wind passes over them
lyre
a harp used by ancient Greeks for accompaniment
trigon
a triangular lyre of ancient Greece and Rome
Type of:
chordophone
a stringed instrument of the group including harps, lutes, lyres, and zithers

n 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

Synonyms:
harmonica, mouth harp, mouth organ
Type of:
free-reed instrument
a wind instrument with a free reed

n a pair of curved vertical supports for a lampshade

Type of:
support
any device that bears the weight of another thing

v play the harp

“She harped the Saint-Saens beautifully”
Type of:
play
perform music on (a musical instrument)
2

v come back to

“She is always harping on the same old things”
Synonyms:
dwell
Type of:
ingeminate, iterate, reiterate, repeat, restate, retell
to say, state, or perform again

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