lira de braccio

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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“Lira de braccio.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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