[ lahyd ]
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  1. simple past tense and past participle of lie1.

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[ leed; German leet ]

noun,plural lied·er [lee-der; German lee-duhr]. /ˈli dər; German ˈli dər/.
  1. 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.

Origin of lied

Borrowed into English from German around 1850–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use lied in a sentence

  • Jacob cheated his brother out of the parental blessing, and lied about God, and lied to his father to accomplish his end.

    God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
  • He purposely lied about the take because Carlson usually charged on the percentage basis.

  • They have lied so often that no one will believe them, and in the midst of their remorse they are devoured by their love.

    Camille (La Dame aux Camilias) | Alexandre Dumas, fils
  • Of course the orderly had lied in the beginning to scare me, for General P. is too far away from Vicksburg to send an order.

  • Our mother tongue hardly knew itself, it ran so fluently and sounded so magniloquently and lied so naturally.

    Overland | John William De Forest

British Dictionary definitions for lied


/ (liːd, German liːt) /

nounplural lieder (ˈliːdə, German ˈliːdər)
  1. 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

Origin of lied

from German: song

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