Found 2 items, similar to HARP.
English → English
n 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 [syn: harmonica
, mouth organ
, mouth harp
v 1: come back to; “Don't dwell on the past”
; “She is always
harping on the same old things”
2: play the harp; “She harped the Saint-Saens beautifully”
English → English
(h[aum]rp), n. [OE. harpe, AS. hearpe; akin to D.
harp, G. harfe, OHG. harpha, Dan. harpe, Icel. & Sw. harpa.]
1. A musical instrument consisting of a triangular frame
furnished with strings and sometimes with pedals, held
upright, and played with the fingers.
2. (Astron.) A constellation; Lyra, or the Lyre.
3. A grain sieve. [Scot.]
. See under [AE]olian
(Zo["o]l.), an arctic seal (Phoca Gr[oe]nlandica
). The adult males have a light-colored
body, with a harp-shaped mark of black on each side, and
the face and throat black. Called also saddler
. The immature ones are called bluesides
their fur is white, and they are killed and skinned to
harvest the fur.
(Zo["o]l.), a beautiful marine gastropod shell
of the genus Harpa
, of several species, found in
tropical seas. See Harpa
, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Harped
(h[aum]rpt) p. pr. &
vb. n. Harping
.] [AS. hearpian. See Harp
1. To play on the harp.
I heard the voice of harpers, harping with their
harps. --Rev. xiv. 2.
2. To dwell on or recur to a subject tediously or
monotonously in speaking or in writing; to refer to
something repeatedly or continually; -- usually with on or
upon. “Harpings upon old themes.”
Harping on what I am,
Not what he knew I was. --Shak.
To harp on one string
, to dwell upon one subject with
disagreeable or wearisome persistence. [Colloq.]
, v. t.
To play on, as a harp; to play (a tune) on the harp; to
develop or give expression to by skill and art; to sound
forth as from a harp; to hit upon.
Thou 'st harped my fear aright. --Shak.