verb (used without object)
- harold i,
- harold ii,
- harold iii,
- harp on,
- harp seal,
- harper woods,
- harper's ferry
Origin of harp
Examples from the Web for harp
They often harp on the indiscretion, such as an affair, and not the larger picture.Why Do Voters Stick With Hypocrites Like Scott DesJarlais?|Keli Goff|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“My job was to assess their fear and then harp on that fear, capitalize on that fear and get them to buy,” said Maddox, 33.‘Degree Mills’ Are Exploiting Veterans and Making Millions Off the GI Bill|Aaron Glantz|June 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I've been harping on this theme for nearly a decade now, and now it's time to harp again.
Later he started playing classical guitar and then the harp.Shooting the Stars With Fashion Photographers Markus and Indrani|Abigail Pesta|November 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Through March 2012, HARP was only permitted to refinance mortgages that were up to 125 percent of the value of a home.New Data Shows HARP Mortgage Refinance Program Is Finally Working|Matthew Zeitlin|October 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The harp can be made of wood, covered with gold paper, and strung with yellow cord.Home Pastimes; or Tableaux Vivants|James H. Head
But one day, in his house, there came a musician with a harp, and began to play to him.My Friend Prospero|Henry Harland
The trumpeters with their trumpets take their places, and the psaltery and the harp are brought forth.The Harp of God|J. F. Rutherford
The tuning of a harp immediately before playing is sometimes a very tedious business.
Oh, bother it, May, why will you harp on that insane prejudice of nationality?Aletta|Bertram Mitford
Word Origin for harp
Old English hearpe, from Proto-Germanic *kharpon- (cf. Old Saxon harpa "instrument of torture;" Old Norse harpa, Dutch harp, Old High German harpfa, German Harfe "harp"). Late Latin harpa, source of words in some Romanic languages, is a borrowing from Germanic. Meaning "harmonica" is from 1887, short for mouth-harp. The harp seal (1784) is so called for the harp-shaped markings on its back.
Old English hearpian; see harp (n.). Cognate with Middle Dutch, Dutch harpen, Middle High German harpfen, German harfen. Figurative sense of "talk overmuch" (about something) first recorded mid-15c., originally to harp upon one string. Related: Harped; harping.