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 attach...
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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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[n] - a harp used by ancient Greeks for accompaniment
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Lyre noun [ 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. ...
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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 ....
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noun 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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