noun, plural lied·er [lee-der; German lee-duh r] /ˈli dər; German ˈli dər/.
Origin of lied2
Examples from the Web for lieder
Hence the Eddic lays in question form now a link between our lost Siegfried "Lieder" and our national epic.
When some one asked Mendelssohn what he meant by his Lieder ohne Worte, the musician replied that “they meant what they said.”The Browning Cyclopdia|Edward Berdoe
The spring-songs are all, in the truest sense of the word, lieder—lyrics for music.Wine, Women, and Song|Various
Similar objections may be made to the conclusion of most of these Lieder.The Nibelungenlied|Unknown
"You can call me Lieder, Hans Lieder," he said, and was gone.Six Girls and the Tea Room|Marion Ames Taggart
British Dictionary definitions for lieder
noun plural lieder (ˈliːdə, German ˈliːdər)
Word Origin for lied
Word Origin and History for lieder
"German romantic song," 1852, from German Lied, literally "song," from Middle High German liet, from Old High German liod, from Proto-Germanic *leuthan (see laud). Hence Liederkranz, in reference to German singing societies, literally "garland of songs."
Culture definitions for lieder
The plural of lied, the German word for “song.” It refers to art songs in German mainly from the nineteenth century. The most notable composer of lieder was Franz Schubert.