• (Scotland) A grain sieve.
  • (colloquial) A harmonica.
  • A musical instrument consisting of a body and a curved neck, strung with strings of varying length that are stroked or plucked with the fingers, and are vertical to the soundboard when viewed from the end of the body; any instrument of the same musicological type.


  • (usually with on) To repeatedly mention a subject.

    "Why do you harp on a single small mistake? (US)Why do you harp on about a single small mistake? (UK)"

  • (transitive) To develop or give expression to by skill and art; to sound forth as from a harp; to hit upon.

    "Thou harped my fear aright. — Shakespeare."

  • (transitive) To play (a tune) on the harp.
  • (transitive) To play on (a harp or similar instrument)

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