lira da braccio
[leer-uh duh brah-choh, -chee-oh; Italian lee-rah dah braht-chaw]
- 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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