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English noun: harp

1. harp (artifact) 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

Broader (hypernym)chordophone

Narrower (hyponym)aeolian harp, aeolian lyre, lyre, wind harp

2. harp (artifact) a pair of curved vertical supports for a lampshade

Broader (hypernym)support

3. harp (artifact) 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

Synonymsharmonica, mouth harp, mouth organ

Broader (hypernym)free-reed instrument

English verb: harp

1. harp (communication) come back to

SamplesDon't dwell on the past.
She is always harping on the same old things.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)ingeminate, iterate, reiterate, repeat, restate, retell

2. harp (creation) play the harp

SamplesShe harped the Saint-Saens beautifully.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)play

Entailpick off, pluck, pull off, tweak

Domain categorymusic

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