Pronunciation: (līd), [key]
pt. and pp. of lie 1.
Pronunciation: (lēd; Ger. lēt), [key]
—pl. lied•erPronunciation: (lē'dur; Ger. lē'dur). [key]
a typically 19th-century German art song characterized by the setting of a poetic text in either strophic or through-composed style and the treatment of the piano and voice in equal artistic partnership: Schubert lieder.
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