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lyre

noun \ˈlī(-ə)r\

: a musical instrument with strings that was used especially in ancient Greece

Full Definition of LYRE

1
:  a stringed instrument of the harp class having an approximately U-shaped frame and used by the ancient Greeks especially to accompany song and recitation
2
capitalized :  lyra

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Origin of LYRE

Middle English lire, from Anglo-French, from Latin lyra, from Greek
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

Rhymes with LYRE

LYRE Defined for Kids

lyre

noun \ˈlīr\

Definition of LYRE for Kids

:  a stringed musical instrument like a harp used by the ancient Greeks

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