Definition of Lyre. Meaning of Lyre. Synonyms of Lyre

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Definition of Lyre

Lyre
Lyre Lyre, n. [OE. lire, OF. lyre, L. lyra, Gr. ?. Cf. Lyra.] 1. (Mus.) A stringed instrument of music; a kind of harp much used by the ancients, as an accompaniment to poetry. Note: The lyre was the peculiar instrument of Apollo, the tutelary god of music and poetry. It gave name to the species of verse called lyric, to which it originally furnished an accompaniment 2. (Astron.) One of the constellations; Lyra. See Lyra. Lyre bat (Zo["o]l.), a small bat (Megaderma lyra), inhabiting India and Ceylon. It is remarkable for the enormous size and curious shape of the nose membrane and ears. Lyre turtle (Zo["o]l.), the leatherback.

Meaning of Lyre from wikipedia

- The lyre (Gr****: λύρα, lýra) is a string instrument known for its use in Gr**** cl****ical antiquity and later periods. The lyre is similar in appearance...
- The Lyre of Orpheus may refer to: The lyre belonging to the legendary Gr**** figure Orpheus The Lyre of Orpheus (novel), a novel by Robertson Davies Abattoir...
- A lyre is a stringed musical instrument. Lyre(s) may also refer to: Lyre (vine system), a vine training system Lyre, County Cork, Ireland, a village Lyre...
- The Lyres of Ur or Harps of Ur are considered to be the world's second oldest surviving stringed instruments after the ones discovered in the Maykop culture...
- Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus is the thirteenth studio album by the Australian alternative rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, released on 20...
- sometimes mounted in a portable case and held vertically, sometimes in a lyre-shaped frame. However, sometimes the bars are held horizontally using a harness...
- atop the crest of Pan****enic Sorority Alpha Chi Omega, whose symbol is the lyre. There are many other companies with the name of Lyrebird, and these also...
- The Anglo Saxon Lyre is a 5-8 stringed lyre that was pla**** between the 5th and 13th centuries. It was outlawed in England by the Normans, and all knowledge...
- a drum and lyre corps is a marching ensemble consisting of strictly percussion instruments and a color guard section. The drum and lyre corps originated...
- it acquired names like the German Bauernleier 'peasant's lyre' and Bettlerleier 'beggar's lyre'. During the 18th century, however, French Rococo tastes...
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