Definition of Lyons in English:


Pronunciation /lēˈôn/ /liˈɔn/ /ˈlīənz/ /ˈlaɪənz/

proper noun

  • An industrial city and river port in southeastern France, situated at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône Rivers, the capital of the Rhône-Alpes region; population 480,778 (2006). Founded by the Romans in AD 43 as Lugdunum, it was an important city of Roman Gaul. French name Lyon.