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harp

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Music
harpharp1 /hɑːp $ hɑːrp/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 harp.jpg APMa large musical instrument with strings that are stretched across a vertical frame with three corners, and that you play with your fingers —harpist noun [countable]
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harp• Power, a New Zealander, plays the blues harp and the chromatic harmonica.• The third time, Jack stole a golden harp and was almost caught.• When he married her, she was a reserved, very plain girl who played the harp in a provincial symphony orchestra.• Perhaps the biggest thing going was the harp played by JoAnn Turovsky, sounding positively, well, huge.• Remi was going to ny down in a stratosphere liner with this harp under his arm and make us all rich.
harpharp2 verb 🔊 🔊 → harp on about something→ See Verb table
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harp• The speech therapist tells them, in effect, to calm down and stop harping on it and it will go away.• Karl Maclaren thinks the two are harping on one side of the issue too strongly.• Mr. Lilley Confidence will not be instilled by harping solely on the negatives.
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Verb table
harp
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyharp
he, she, itharps
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyharped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave harped
he, she, ithas harped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad harped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill harp
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have harped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam harping
he, she, itis harping
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you, we, theyare harping
Past
I, he, she, itwas harping
you, we, theywere harping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been harping
he, she, ithas been harping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been harping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be harping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been harping
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