Lyra (constellation)


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  • Lyra

    [lahy-ruh] /ˈlaɪ rə/ noun, genitive Lyrae [lahy-ree] /ˈlaɪ ri/ (Show IPA), for 1. 1. Astronomy. the Lyre, a northern constellation between Cygnus and Hercules, containing the bright star Vega. 2. a female given name. 3. (lowercase) . /ˈlaɪərə/ noun (Latin genitive) Lyrae (ˈlaɪəriː) 1. a small constellation in the N hemisphere lying near Cygnus and […]

  • Lyrate

    [lahy-reyt, -rit] /ˈlaɪ reɪt, -rɪt/ adjective 1. Botany. (of a pinnate leaf) divided transversely into several lobes, the smallest at the base. 2. Zoology. lyre-shaped, as the tail of certain birds. /ˈlaɪərɪt/ adjective 1. shaped like a lyre 2. (of leaves) having a large terminal lobe and smaller lateral lobes

  • Lyra viol

    /ˈlɑɪərə/ noun 1. a lutelike musical instrument popular in the 16th and 17th centuries: the forerunner of the mandolin

  • Lyre-back

    noun 1. a back of a chair or the like having a pierced splat in the form of a lyre, often with metal rods representing strings.

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