(noun, verb)


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

Definition categories: man–made, chordophone

2. a pair of curved vertical supports for a lampshade

Definition categories: man–made, support

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

Similar word(s): harmonica

Definition categories: man–made


1. come back to

- She is always harping on the same old things

Similar word(s): dwell

Definition categories: communication, ingeminate, iterate, reiterate, repeat, restate, retell

2. play the harp

- She harped the Saint-Saens beautifully

Definition categories: creation, play

Sentences with harp as a verb:

- Why do you harp on a single small mistake? (US)Why do you harp on about a single small mistake? (UK)

- Thou harped my fear aright. — Shakespeare.