lira da braccio

[ leer-uh duh brah-choh, -chee-oh; Italian lee-rah dah braht-chaw ]
/ ˈlɪər ə də ˈbrɑ tʃoʊ, -tʃiˌoʊ; Italian ˌli rɑ dɑ ˈbrɑt tʃɔ /

noun, plural li·ras da brac·cio, Italian li·re da brac·cio [lee-re dah braht-chaw] /ˌli rɛ dɑ ˈbrɑt tʃɔ/.

a many-stringed musical instrument of the 15th and 16th centuries, played with a bow and used for polyphonic improvisation.

Origin of lira da braccio

< Italian: lyre for the arm
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