Lear

noun
\ ˈlir How to pronounce Lear (audio) \

Definition of Lear

: a legendary king of Britain and hero of Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear

First Known Use of Lear

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Lear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lear. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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Lear biographical name

\ ˈlir How to pronounce Lear (audio) \

Definition of Lear

Edward 1812–1888 English painter and nonsense poet

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