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See also: lyře
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlaɪ.ə/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈlaɪ.ɚ/, /laɪɹ/
- Rhymes: -aɪə(ɹ)
- Homophones: liar, lier, lire
lyre (plural lyres)
- An ancient stringed musical instrument (a yoke lute chordophone) of Greek origin, consisting of two arms extending from a body to a crossbar (a yoke), and strings, parallel to the soundboard, connecting the body to the yoke.
- Any instrument of the same musicological classification; any yoke lute.
- A lyre-shaped sheet music holder that attaches to a wind instrument when a music stand is impractical.
- (obsolete) A composer of lyric poetry.
- (a general class of instruments): yoke lute
stringed musical instrument
lyre-shaped music holder
- 2012. Kisir and Tanbura. Dahab Khalil and Artur Simon. Pg. 96.
- 2007. Origins and Development of Musical Instruments. Jeremy Montagu. Pg. 128.
- (rare) to play the lyre
- 1922, Thomas Hardy, “Penance”, in Late Lyrics and Earlier with Many Other Verses, London: Macmillan and Co., […], →OCLC, page 143:
- Alas, far times ago / A woman lyred here / In the evenfall; one who fain did so / From year to year; / And, in loneliness bending wistfully, / Would wake each note / In sick sad rote, / None to listen or see!
- “lyre”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “lyre”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
lyre f (plural lyres)
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- “lyre”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.