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harp

harp

 
pronunciation:
harp
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a large musical instrument that consists of an upright triangular frame fitted with forty-six strings of graduated lengths, played by plucking with the fingers.
definition 2: something with a similar triangular shape.
definition 3: (informal) a harmonica.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: harped, harping, harps
definition: to play a harp.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to talk or write about repeatedly and tiresomely (fol. by on or upon).
He was always harping on his lack of money.
derivation: harper (n.)
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