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1. Music
a. An instrument having an upright triangular frame consisting of a pillar, a curved neck, and a hollow back containing the sounding board, with usually 46 or 47 strings of graded lengths that are played by plucking with the fingers.
b. Any of various ancient and modern instruments of similar or U-shaped design.
c. Informal A harmonica.
2. Something, such as a pair of vertical supports for a lampshade, that resembles a harp.
intr.v. harped, harp·ing, harps
To play a harp.
Phrasal Verb:
harp on
To talk or write about to an excessive and tedious degree; dwell on.

[Middle English, from Old English hearpe and from Old French harpe, of Germanic origin.]

harp′er n.
harp′ist n.


 (här′pər), Stephen Joseph Born 1959.
Canadian politician who served as prime minister (2006-2015).
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(Biography) Stephen (Joseph). Born 1959. Canadian statesman; prime minister from 2006
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Noun1.Harper - someone who plays the harpharper - someone who plays the harp    
instrumentalist, musician, player - someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
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The final processes and procedures are being carried out by the Department of Civil Aviation to grant the necessary licences and then ICTS will be "fully in control" by the end of next month, Harpas said.
(3) (w) O proprio Barbu reconhece, no poema "Out of a clock, inferred", a influencia da poesia classica, da ode pindarica, pela harmonia e pelo equilibrio composicionais, mas tambem pela associacao simbolica: "harpas", "sinos", "canto", assim como pelos conceitos de mimesis ("jogo espelhado") e catharsis ("ceruleo curativo"), tomados da Poetica de Aristoteles.
Ahi en Cobden, en pleno centro del pueblo hay una tienda mexicana, propiedad de un cheranense apodado "El Tano", a donde acuden paisanos para abastecerse de comida mexicana, ademas se ofertan artesanias de la region Purepecha, musica tradicional, atuendos, plantas comestibles y medicinales y otras cosas procedentes de la region: korundas, nakatamales, harpas, charales y postres originarios de los Purepechas.