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Definitions of harp

  1. 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a pair of curved vertical supports for a lampshade Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. come back to; "Don't dwell on the past"; "She is always harping on the same old things" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. play the harp; "She harped the Saint-Saens beautifully" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. A musical instrument consisting of a triangular frame furnished with strings and sometimes with pedals, held upright, and played with the fingers. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A constellation; Lyra, or the Lyre. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A grain sieve. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To play on the harp. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A musical stringed instrument of triangular shape, played with the fingers. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To play on such an instrument; dwell unduly, tediously, or persistently on some particular subject; with on or upon. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. A triangular musical instrument with strings struck by the fingers. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To play on the harp: to dwell tediously upon anything. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Stringed instrument of music. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. To play on the harp; dwell tediously on anything. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To revert to something incessantly; dwell unduly: with on or upon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A stringed musical instrument played with the fingers. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A stringed instrument of music, of a triangular figure, and commonly struck by the fingers. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. To play on the harp; to dwell on tediously. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. A large musical instr., strung with wires, which are played on with the fingers; a sifting implement for cleaning grain or screening lime. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. To play on the harp; to bring out a sound from the harp; to dwell on a subject vexatiously and tediously. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. The harp was the national instrument of the Hebrews, and was well known throughout Asia. Moses assigns its invention to Jubal during the antediluvian period. ( Genesis 4:21 ) Josephus records that the harp had ten strings, and that it was played on with the plectrum. Sometimes it was smaller having only eight strings, and was usually played with the fingers. biblestudytools.com
  25. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  26. (Heb. kinnor), the national instrument of the Hebrews. It was invented by Jubal ( Genesis 4:21 ). Some think the word kinnor denotes the whole class of stringed instruments. It was used as an accompaniment to songs of cheerfulness as well as of praise to God ( Genesis 31:27 ; 1 Samuel 16:23 ; 2 Chr 20:28 ; Psalms 33:2 ; 137:2 ). In Solomon's time harps were made of almug-trees ( 1 Kings 10:11 1 Kings 10:12 ). In 1 Chronicles 15:21 mention is made of "harps on the Sheminith;" Revised Version, "harps set to the Sheminith;" better perhaps "harps of eight strings." The soothing effect of the music of the harp is referred to 1 Samuel 16:16 1 Samuel 16:23 ; 18:10 ; 19:9 . The church in heaven is represented as celebrating the triumphs of the Redeemer "harping with their harps" ( Revelation 14:2 ). biblestudytools.com
  27. härp, n. a musical stringed instrument much esteemed by the ancients.--v.i. to play on the harp: to dwell tediously upon anything.--v.t. to give voice to.--ns. HARP'ER, HARP'IST, a player on the harp.--n.pl. HARP'INGS (naut.), the fore-parts of the wales surrounding the bow extensions of the rib-bands.--n. HARP'-SHELL, a genus of gasteropodous molluscs with inflated shell.--HARP ON ONE STRING, to dwell constantly on one topic. [A.S. hearpe; Ger. harfe.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  28. Stringed musical instrument, roughly triangular, played with the fingers. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  29. Play on harp, whence harper, harpist, nn.; dwell tediously on (subject). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Latin, Greek] A stringed instrument of music, of a triangular figure, usually played with the fingers. Cabinet Dictionary
  31. A lyre, an instrument strung with wire and struck with the finger; a constellation. Complete Dictionary

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