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Definitions of lyre in various dictionaries:
noun - a harp used by ancient Greeks for accompaniment
A stringed instrument of the harp family used to accompany a singer or reader of poetry, especially in ancient Greece.
noun - an ancient harp-like instrument
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|Possible Crossword Clues|
|Apollo played it|
|Instrument on a Greek vase|
|Greek singer accompaniment|
|Possible Jeopardy Clues|
|This instrument of the cult of Apollo lent its name to the type of poetry it accompanied|
|Ancient instrument symbolizing Alpha Chi Omega, whose original motto was "Ye Daughters of Music, Come Up Higher"|
|Possible Dictionary Clues|
|A stringed instrument of the harp family having two curved arms connected at the upper end by a crossbar, used to accompany a singer or reciter of poetry, especially in ancient Greece.|
|a stringed instrument like a small U-shaped harp with strings fixed to a crossbar, used especially in ancient Greece. Modern instruments of this type are found mainly in East Africa.|
|a harp used by ancient Greeks for accompaniment|
|an ancient musical instrument consisting of a U-shaped frame with strings attached to it|
The lyre (Greek: , lýra) is a string instrument known for its use in Greek classical antiquity and later periods. The lyre is similar in appearance to a small harp but with distinct differences. In organology, lyres are defined as "yoke lutes", being lutes in which the strings are attached to a yoke that lies in the same plane as the sound-table and consists of two arms and a cross-bar.|
* In Ancient Greece, recitations of lyric poetry were accompanied by lyre playing. The earliest picture of a lyre with seven strings appears in the famous sarcophagus of Hagia Triada (a Minoan settlement in Crete). The sarcophagus was used during the Mycenaean occupation of Crete (c.1400 BC).The lyre of classical antiquity was ordinarily played by being strummed with a plectrum (pick), like a guitar or a zither, rather than being plucked with the fingers as with a harp. The fingers of the free hand silenced the unwanted strings in the chord. Later instruments, also called "lyres", were played with a bow