noun (1)
\ ˈlu̇r How to pronounce lur (audio) \
variants: or less commonly lure \ ˈlu̇r-​ə How to pronounce lur (audio) \
plural lurs also luren\ ˈlu̇r-​ən How to pronounce lur (audio) \

Definition of lur

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a large bronze roughly S-shaped trumpet of the Bronze Age in Scandinavian countries the oldest metal musical instruments of Europe are the signal horns called lursScience News Letter


noun (2)
\ ˈlu̇(ə)r \
plural Lur or Lurs

Definition of Lur (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : a chiefly nomadic Muslim people of undetermined ethnological origin inhabiting a wild part of the Zagros mountains of Iran — see persian
2 : a member of the Lur people


noun (3)
\ " \
plural Lur or Lurs

Definition of Lur (Entry 3 of 3)

: alur

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History and Etymology for lur

Noun (1)

Danish & Swedish & Norwegian lur, from Old Norse lūthr trumpet

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“Lur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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