Harp Harp (h[aum]rp), n. [OE. harpe, AS. hearpe; akin to D. harp, G. harfe, OHG. harpha, Dan. harpe, Icel. & Sw. harpa.] 1. A musical instrument consisting of a triangular frame furnished with strings and sometimes with pedals, held upright, and played with the fingers. [1913 Webster]

2. (Astron.) A constellation; Lyra, or the Lyre. [1913 Webster]

3. A grain sieve. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]

{[AE]olian harp}. See under {[AE]olian}. [1913 Webster]

{Harp seal} (Zo["o]l.), an arctic seal ({Phoca Gr[oe]nlandica}). 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} (Zo["o]l.), a beautiful marine gastropod shell of the genus {Harpa}, of several species, found in tropical seas. See {Harpa}. [1913 Webster]

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