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Definition 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

(harp is a kind of ...) a stringed instrument of the group including harps, lutes, lyres, and zithers

(... is a kind of harp ) a harp having strings tuned in unison; they sound when wind passes over them

(... is a kind of harp ) a harp used by ancient Greeks for accompaniment

Definition 2: a pair of curved vertical supports for a lampshade - [noun denoting artifact]

(harp is a kind of ...) any device that bears the weight of another thing

"there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"

Definition 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for harp in the sense of this definition

(harp is a kind of ...) a wind instrument with a free reed

Definition 4: come back to - [verb of communication]

Samples where harp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for harp in the sense of this definition

(harp is a kind of ...) to say, state, or perform again

"She kept reiterating her request"

Definition 5: play the harp - [verb of creation]

Samples where harp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She harped the Saint-Saens beautifully

(harp is a kind of ...) perform music on (a musical instrument)

"He plays the flute" "Can you play on this old recorder?"

(harp implies ...) pull or pull out sharply

"pluck the flowers off the bush"

(harp belongs to category ...) musical activity (singing or whistling etc.)

"his music was his central interest"

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