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



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 OriginMiddle English: via Old French lire and Latin lyra from Greek lura.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lyre