Meaning of “harp” in the English Dictionary

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harpnoun [ C/U ]

us /hɑrp/

harp noun [ C/U ] (INSTRUMENT)

a usually large, triangle-shaped musical instrument with strings stretched across it that you pluck (= pull with the fingers) to play notes, or this type of instrument generally

harp verb [ I always + adv/prep ] (REPEAT)

to repeat or esp. complain about something many times in an annoying way:

I’m tired of these people who keep harping on what is wrong with the country.

(Definition of “harp” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)