Meaning of LYRE in English
/luyeur/ , n.
1. a musical instrument of ancient Greece consisting of a soundbox made typically from a turtle shell, with two curved arms connected by a yoke from which strings are stretched to the body, used esp. to accompany singing and recitation.
2. ( cap. ) Astron. the constellation Lyra.
[ 1175-1225; ME lire lyra lýra ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012