Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

Lyra viol

a lutelike musical instrument popular in the 16th and 17th centuries: the forerunner of the mandolin


Read Also:

  • 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.

  • Lyre

    [lahyuh r] /laɪər/ noun 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 especially to accompany singing and recitation. 2. (initial capital letter) Astronomy. the constellation Lyra. /laɪə/ noun 1. […]

  • Lyrebird

    [lahyuh r-burd] /ˈlaɪərˌbɜrd/ noun 1. an Australian passerine of the genus Menura, the male of which has a long tail that is lyrate when spread. /ˈlaɪəˌbɜːd/ noun 1. either of two pheasant-like Australian birds, Menura superba and M. alberti, constituting the family Menuridae: during courtship displays, the male spreads its tail into the shape of […]

  • Lyre-form sofa

    [lahyuh r-fawrm] /ˈlaɪərˌfɔrm/ noun 1. a sofa of the early 19th century having a front rail curving upward and outward at either end to form arms and terminating in a downward scroll.

Disclaimer: Lyra viol definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.