Meaning of lur in English:


Pronunciation /lʊə/


(also lure)
  • A Scandinavian S-shaped bronze trumpet dating from the Bronze Age.

    ‘The Danish lur was in use from the 10th century bc to the 8th; and the Roman lituus, bucina, and cornu, and the Celtic carnyx, date from some centuries later.’
    • ‘The Cathedral choir will sing the piece, and Mr Selvik will himself play the lur, a Norwegian hunting horn which belonged to the late King Olav, and which was gifted to the centre.’
    • ‘The change in pace is subtle and almost negligible, and yet its mellow lure propels the song beyond the gloom.’


Danish and Norwegian, originally denoting a wooden shepherd's horn.