how to pronounce lyre


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the above transcription of lyre 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.

lyre is pronounced in two syllables

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

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meanings of lyre


  1. A composer of lyric poetry.
  2. (music) An ancient stringed musical instrument (a yoke lute chordophone) of Greek origin, consisting of two arms extending from a body to a crossbar (a yoke), and strings, parallel to the soundboard, connecting the body to the yoke.
  3. A lyre-shaped sheet music holder that attaches to a wind instrument when a music stand is impractical.
  4. Any instrument of the same musicological classification; any yoke lute.

lyre frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word lyre occurs in english on average 0.4 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.

topics lyre can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that lyre can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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