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