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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.


Synonymsdwell


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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