lira de braccio

noun
li·​ra de braccio | \ ˈlir-ə-də-ˈbrä-(ˌ)chō How to pronounce lira de braccio (audio) \
plural liras da braccio

Definition of lira de braccio

: a bowed stringed instrument of the 15th and 16th centuries played on the shoulder with five strings over the fingerboard and two drone strings

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First Known Use of lira de braccio

circa 1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lira de braccio was circa 1924

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“Lira de braccio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lira%20de%20braccio. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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