The lyre was an ancient musical stringed instrument of Eastern origin. It consisted of a hollow resonant body, from each end of which rose a gracefully curved horn-shaped arm, turning out towards the top. The upper parts of the two arms were connected by a cross-bar, to which the strings were attached; and the latter, after passing over a bridge re
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A musical instrument with strings that are plucked with the fingers.
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A lyre is a small harp played at Anglo-Saxon feasts.
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U-shaped, stringed instrument (similar to a harp)used in ancient Greece to accompany recited/sung poetry. See 'lyric poetry' below.
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- a harp used by ancient Greeks for accompaniment
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[ Middle English lire
, Old French lyre
, Latin lyra
, Greek .... Confer Lyra
.] 1. (Mus.)
A stringed instrument of music; a kind of harp much used by the ancients, as an accompaniment to poetry. » The lyre was the peculiar instrument of Apoll
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1. A stringed instrument of music; a kind of harp much used by the ancients, as an accompaniment to poetry. ... 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. <astronomy> One of the constellations;
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a harp used by ancient Greeks for accompaniment
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• (n.) One of the constellations; Lyra. See Lyra. • (n.) A stringed instrument of music; a kind of harp much used by the ancients, as an accompaniment to poetry.
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stringed musical instrument having a yoke, or two arms and a crossbar, projecting out from and level with the body. The strings run from a tailpiece ... [5 related articles]
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Lyre is a English girl name. The meaning of the name is `Harp, Lyre` From Old English. The name Lyre doesn`t appear In the US top 1000 most common names over de last 128 years. The name Lyre seems to be unique!
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The lyre (Greek: λύρα) is a stringed musical instrument known for its use in Greek classical antiquity and later. The word comes from the Greek "λύρα" (lyra) and the earliest reference to the word is the Mycenaean Greek ru-ra-ta-e, meaning "lyrists", written in Linear B syllabic script. The earliest picture of a lyre with seven strings...
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lyre, generic term for stringed musical instruments having a sound box from which project curved arms joined by a crossbar. The strings are stretched between the crossbar and the sound box and are plucked with the fingers or with a plectrum. In ancient times Sumer, Babylonia, Israel, and Egypt had v...
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Stringed musical instrument of great antiquity. It consists of a hollow soundbox with two curved arms extended upwards to a crosspiece to which four to ten strings are attached. It is played with a plectrum or the fingers. It originated in Asia, and was widespread in ancient Greece and Egypt. Tuned to a given mode, it provided a pitch guide for voc
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a harp like plucked instrument with strings stretched across an open frame with no soundbox.
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A lyre is a stringed musical instrument. Lyre(s) may also refer to: ...
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A stringed instrument shaped like a small harp.
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Ancient plucked-string instrument of the harp family, used to accompany singing and poetry.
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