Translation of lyre in Spanish:


lira, n.

Pronunciation /ˈlaɪ(ə)r/ /lʌɪə/

See Spanish definition of lira


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    lira feminine
    • We also had this ‘wind harp,’ a lyre with gut strings, that we'd de-tuned and stuck out in the wind on the truck.
    • The angels are playing a collection of musical instruments, including the harp, tambourine, cymbals, lyre and psaltery.
    • These include harps, lyres, whistles, horns, pan-pipes, bones, psalteries and some form of drum.
    • Materials for the Rebec would be much the same as for the harp or lyre, although the Rebec has only three strings.
    • There are models of the first musical instrument that originated in Africa, the Pan flute, and the lyre, a string instrument which is said to have been used by the Spanish in 2,600 BC.
    • Thus, only two instruments, the lyre and the zither, are needed.
    • There was a fief, a tambourine, lyres and lutes.
    • His distinctive voice resonates like polished grit over a combination of searing strings, Hawaiian lap steels, mellotrons and even enchanted lyres.
    • In a way it was a cross between a lyre, violin and a guitar.
    • Yes, there is, and some people may not realise that yes, that there was an ancient constellation of the lyre, which was originally called the Lyre of the Pleiades.
    • Many of the riffs are righteously medieval in tone, but they rework those tripping arpeggios for a scorched-earth rock setting, without a lute, zither or lyre within earshot.
    • I wondered what he was thinking as we swayed to the melody of softly playing lutes, harps, and lyres.
    • In Ireland, however, images of harps show quadrangular instruments, possibly lyres.
    • What - to go back to very first principles - is at the heart of an art that is underwritten by no mere etymological coincidence: lyre as musical instrument; lyric as literary text?
    • It is probable that Fortunatus was here alluding to different varieties of the same plucked string instrument, essentially a lyre.
    • This double album is a celebration of the lyre, centuries old, and traditionally the favourite instrument of the Sudan.
    • And indeed she did, for as she entered the meadhall, a tremendous sound of multiple lyres and harps greeted her.
    • The mosaics depict a range of fabulous creatures, gods, and heroes, including the four seasons, Orpheus playing a lyre, Perseus and Andromeda, an astrologer, and a Medusa head.
    • She could see it now; musicians years from now would sing of the grand exploits of the amazing Adrianna while plucking at their lyres and mandolins.
    • He preferred his social life and his poetry and his lyre.