Meaning of lyre

lyre

Pronunciation: (līr), [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.)the constellation Lyra.
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