how to pronounce harp


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harp is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of harp in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… preparation like harp for example or …”

meanings of harp


  1. Any instrument of the same musicological type.
  2. (music) A musical instrument consisting of a body and a curved neck, strung with strings of varying length that are stroked or plucked with the fingers and are vertical to the soundboard when viewed from the end of the body.
  3. A harmonica.
  4. A grain sieve.


  1. To play on (a harp or similar instrument).
  2. To play (a tune) on the harp.
  3. To repeatedly mention a subject.
  4. To develop or give expression to by skill and art; to sound forth as from a harp; to hit upon.


  1. An occupational surname for a player of the harp.

harp frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word harp occurs in english on average 4.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics harp can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that harp can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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