noun, plural li·re [leer-ey; Italian lee-re] /ˈlɪər eɪ; Italian ˈli rɛ/, li·ras.
- liquor up,
- liquorice allsorts,
- lira da braccio,
Origin of lira
Examples from the Web for lira
Ismail Adin, another shop owner in Beyoglu, also said sales of alcohol were down, from about 5,000 Lira a day to 2,000 Lira.With New Turkish Liquor Ban, Raki Goes Underground|Thomas Seibert|June 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I get 400 Turkish lira ($198) a month and 300 of that goes on rent.Syria’s Christians Flee Kidnappings, Rape, Executions|Jamie Dettmer|November 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For I feel sure that you will undertake the business I ask, for love of me and a commission of a lira of piccoli for each ducat.Arethusa|F. Marion Crawford
Lira nodded and took an unusually large bite out of the loaf.The Little Spanish Dancer|Madeline Brandeis
I had imagined him to be but a chance acquaintance of the Lira family, having little or no personal interest in their doings.A Roman Singer|F. Marion Crawford
Third, there were two obligato instruments, the pipe used in the duet of the two shepherds, and the "lira" played by Orpheus.Some Forerunners of Italian Opera|William James Henderson
On account of the name of the doge this coin was known as the Lira Tron for centuries.The History of Currency, 1252 to 1896|William Arthur Shaw
noun plural lire (ˈlɪərɪ, Italian ˈliːre) or liras
Word Origin for lira
Italian monetary unit, 1610s, from Italian lira, literally "pound," from Latin libra (see Libra).