how to pronounce lira


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the above transcription of lira is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

lira is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of lira in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… the Euro the return to lira would have …”

meanings of lira


  1. The former currency of Israel, superseded by the sheqel.
  2. The currency of Lebanon (also pound), Syria (also pound), Jordan (also dinar).
  3. The basic unit of currency in Turkey.
  4. Any of a set of fine ridges on the shells of some molluscs.
  5. A Ukrainian folk musical instrument similar to the hurdy-gurdy.
  6. The former currency of Italy, Malta, San Marino, Cyprus and the Vatican City, superseded by the euro.

lira frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word lira occurs in english on average 1.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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