Meaning of LYRE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈlaɪə ]

n. Gk Antiq. an ancient stringed instrument like a small U-shaped harp, played usu. with a plectrum and accompanying the voice. ølyre-bird any Australian bird of the family Menuridae, the male of which has a lyre-shaped tail display. lyre-flower a bleeding heart. [ME f. OF lire f. L lyra f. Gk lura]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.