Part of speech: noun

An ancient harp- like stringed instrument.

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Usage examples "lyre":

  1. I will not believe that you come with empty hands, and that the Homer of France has broken his lyre." - "Berlin and Sans-Souci", Louise Muhlbach.
  2. But military studies were included in these various colleges, and the friends soon became as mutually expert in arms as they ever after continued severally distinguished in the fields of their country with sword or lyre. - "Thaddeus of Warsaw", Jane Porter.
  3. But tho' these fathers of your race Be gone before, yourself a sire, To- day you see before your face Your stalwart youngsters touch the lyre. - "The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)", Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang.