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.
A small stringed instrument of the harp family, used by the ancient Greeks to accompany singers and reciters.
A stringed musical instrument.
Origin of lyre
From French lyre, from Ancient Greek Î»ÏÏÎ± (lura, “lyre, a stringed instrument with a sounding-board formed of the shell of a tortoise").