Meaning of LYRE in English


lyre /laɪə $ laɪr/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1100-1200 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: lire , from Latin lyra , from Greek ]

a musical instrument with strings across a U-shaped frame, played with the fingers, especially in ancient Greece

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