Harped
Harp Harp, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Harped} (h[aum]rpt) p. pr. & vb. n. {Harping}.] [AS. hearpian. See {Harp}, n.] 1. To play on the harp. [1913 Webster]

I heard the voice of harpers, harping with their harps. --Rev. xiv. 2. [1913 Webster]

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.'' --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

Harping on what I am, Not what he knew I was. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To harp on one string}, to dwell upon one subject with disagreeable or wearisome persistence. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Harp — Harp, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Harped} (h[aum]rpt) p. pr. & vb. n. {Harping}.] [AS. hearpian. See {Harp}, n.] 1. To play on the harp. [1913 Webster] I heard the voice of harpers, harping with their harps. Rev. xiv. 2. [1913 Webster] 2. To dwell on or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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