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lyre



Pronunciation: (līur), [key]
n.
1. a musical instrument of ancient Greece consisting of a soundbox made typically from a turtle shell, with two curved arms connected by a yoke from which strings are stretched to the body, used esp. to accompany singing and recitation.
2. (cap.) Astron.the constellation Lyra.

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