Pronunciation: (lēr'u; It.lē'rä), [key]
—pl. li•rePronunciation: (lēr'ā; It.lē're), [key] li•ras.
1. a coin and monetary unit of Italy, equal to 100 centesimi. Abbr.: L., Lit.
2. a silver, bronze, or chrome steel coin and monetary unit of Turkey, equal to 100 kurus; equal to 100 piasters before 1933; Turkish pound. Abbr.: TL.
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