bell-ly·​ra ˈbel-ˈlī-rə How to pronounce bell-lyra (audio)
variants or bell lyre
: a glockenspiel mounted in a portable lyre-shaped frame and used especially in marching bands

Word History


lyra from Latin, lyre

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bell-lyra was in 1934

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Cite this Entry

“Bell-lyra.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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