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HARP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does harp mean? 

HARP (noun)
  The noun HARP has 3 senses:

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
2. a pair of curved vertical supports for a lampshade
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

  Familiarity information: HARP used as a noun is uncommon.


HARP (verb)
  The verb HARP has 2 senses:

1. come back to
2. play the harp

  Familiarity information: HARP used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HARP (noun)


Sense 1harp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("harp" is a kind of...):

chordophone (a stringed instrument of the group including harps, lutes, lyres, and zithers)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "harp"):

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)


Sense 2harp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A pair of curved vertical supports for a lampshade

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("harp" is a kind of...):

support (any device that bears the weight of another thing)


Sense 3harp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

harmonica; mouth harp; mouth organ; harp

Hypernyms ("harp" is a kind of...):

free-reed instrument (a wind instrument with a free reed)


HARP (verb)


Sense 1harp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Come back to

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

harp; dwell

Context examples:

Don't dwell on the past / She is always harping on the same old things

Hypernyms (to "harp" is one way to...):

ingeminate; iterate; reiterate; repeat; restate; retell (to say, state, or perform again)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2harp [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Play the harp

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

She harped the Saint-Saens beautifully

Hypernyms (to "harp" is one way to...):

play (perform music on (a musical instrument))

"Harp" entails doing...:

pick off; pluck; pull off; tweak (pull or pull out sharply)

Domain category:

music (musical activity (singing or whistling etc.))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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