lied

1
[ lahyd ]
/ laɪd /

verb

simple past tense and past participle of lie1.

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Definition for lied (2 of 2)

lied2
[ leed; German leet ]
/ lid; German lit /

noun, plural lied·er [lee-der; German lee-duhr]. /ˈli dər; German ˈli dər/.

a typically 19th-century German art song characterized by the setting of a poetic text in either strophic or through-composed style and the treatment of the piano and voice in equal artistic partnership: Schubert lieder.
Compare art song.

Origin of lied

2
Borrowed into English from German around 1850–55
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British Dictionary definitions for lied

lied
/ (liːd, German liːt) /

noun plural lieder (ˈliːdə, German ˈliːdər)

music any of various musical settings for solo voice and piano of a romantic or lyrical poem, for which composers such as Schubert, Schumann, and Wolf are famous

Word Origin for lied

from German: song
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