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Meaning of lira

li•ra

Pronunciation: (lēr'uIt.lē'rä), [key]
— pl. li•re 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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