harp Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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harpnoun [C]

uk   /hɑːp/  us   /hɑːrp/
a ​large, ​woodenmusicalinstrument with many ​strings that you ​play with the ​fingers
(Definition of harp from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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harpnoun [C/U]

 us   /hɑrp/

harp noun [C/U] (INSTRUMENT)

a usually ​large, triangle-shaped ​musicalinstrument with ​stringsstretchedacross it that you pluck (= ​pull with the ​fingers) to ​playnotes, or this ​type of ​instrumentgenerally

harpverb [I always + adv/prep]

 us   /hɑrp/

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)
Translations of “harp”
in Korean 하프…
in Arabic آلة الهارب…
in Malaysian hap…
in French harpe…
in Russian арфа…
in Chinese (Traditional) 豎琴…
in Italian arpa…
in Turkish harp, arp…
in Polish harfa…
in Spanish arpa…
in Vietnamese đàn hạc…
in Portuguese harpa…
in Thai พิณ…
in German die Harfe…
in Catalan arpa…
in Japanese ハープ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 竖琴…
in Indonesian harpa…
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