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Meaning & Definition of Harp in English

English

Harp

/hɑrp/

noun

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
    synonym:
  • harp

2. A pair of curved vertical supports for a lampshade

    synonym:
  • harp

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

    synonym:
  • harmonica
  • ,
  • mouth organ
  • ,
  • harp
  • ,
  • mouth harp

verb

1. Come back to

  • "Don't dwell on the past"
  • "She is always harping on the same old things"
    synonym:
  • harp
  • ,
  • dwell

2. Play the harp

  • "She harped the saint-saens beautifully"
    synonym:
  • harp

Examples of using

Violin, piano and harp are musical instruments.