lyre definition by Webster's New World
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a small stringed instrument of the harp family, used by the ancient Greeks to accompany singers and reciters
Origin: Middle English lire ; from Classical Latin lyra ; from Classical Greek
lyre definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A stringed instrument of the harp family having two curved arms connected at the upper end by a crossbar, used to accompany a singer or reciter of poetry, especially in ancient Greece.
Origin: Middle English lire, from Old French, from Latin lyra, from Greek lura.
lyre - Phrases/Idioms
the constellation Lyra