1. A musical instrument consisting of a triangular frame furnished with strings and sometimes with pedals, held upright, and played with the fingers.

2. <astronomy> A constellation; Lyra, or the Lyre.

3. <zoology> Harp seal, a beautiful marine gastropod shell of the genus Harpa, of several species, found in tropical seas. See Harpa.

Origin: OE. Harpe, AS. Hearpe; akin to D. Harp, G.harfe, OHG. Harpha, Dan. Harpe.

(06 Mar 1998)

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