See also: lyře

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A lyre

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From Ancient Greek λύρᾱ (lúrā, lyre, a stringed instrument with a sounding-board formed of the shell of a tortoise). Doublet of lira and Lyra.

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lyre (plural lyres)

  1. 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.
    1. Any instrument of the same musicological classification; any yoke lute.
  2. A lyre-shaped sheet music holder that attaches to a wind instrument when a music stand is impractical.
  3. (obsolete) A composer of lyric poetry.

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lyre (third-person singular simple present lyres, present participle lyring, simple past and past participle lyred)

  1. (rare) to play the lyre
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lyre f (plural lyres)

  1. lyre
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lyre f or m (definite singular lyra or lyren, indefinite plural lyrer, definite plural lyrene)

  1. (music) a lyre

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lyre f (definite singular lyra, indefinite plural lyrer, definite plural lyrene)

  1. (music) a lyre