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noun (1)

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


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noun (2)

plural Lur or Lurs
: a chiefly nomadic Muslim people of undetermined ethnological origin inhabiting a wild part of the Zagros mountains of Iran see persian
: a member of the Lur people


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noun (3)

plural Lur or Lurs
: alur

Word History


Noun (1)

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

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“Lur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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