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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 harp /ˈhɑrp/
 豎琴(vi.)彈奏豎琴,不停的說

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Harp, 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.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Harp, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Harped p. pr. & vb. n. Harping.]
 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.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Harp n.
 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.]
 Aeolian harp. See under Aeolian.
 Harp seal Zool., an arctic seal (Phoca Grœnlandica). 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, and saddleback.  The immature ones are called bluesides; their fur is white, and they are killed and skinned to harvest the fur.
 Harp shell Zool., a beautiful marine gastropod shell of the genus Harpa, of several species, found in tropical seas. See Harpa.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 harp
      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" [syn: dwell]
      2: play the harp; "She harped the Saint-Saens beautifully"

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Harp
    (Heb. kinnor), the national instrument of the Hebrews. It was
    invented by Jubal (Gen. 4:21). Some think the word _kinnor_
    denotes the whole class of stringed instruments. It was used as
    an accompaniment to songs of cheerfulness as well as of praise
    to God (Gen. 31:27; 1 Sam. 16:23; 2 Chr. 20:28; Ps. 33:2;
    137:2).
      In Solomon's time harps were made of almug-trees (1 Kings
    10:11, 12). In 1 Chr. 15:21 mention is made of "harps on the
    Sheminith;" Revised Version, "harps set to the Sheminith;"
    better perhaps "harps of eight strings." The soothing effect of
    the music of the harp is referred to 1 Sam. 16:16, 23; 18:10;
    19:9. The church in heaven is represented as celebrating the
    triumphs of the Redeemer "harping with their harps" (Rev. 14:2).