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Definition of lyre noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

lyre

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈlaɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪər//
 
Musical instruments
 
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an ancient musical instrument with strings fastened in a frame shaped like a U. It was played with the fingers. See related entries: Musical instruments Word Origin Middle English: via Old French lire and Latin lyra from Greek lura.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lyre