noun, plural li·re [leer-ey; Italian lee-re] /ˈlɪər eɪ; Italian ˈli rɛ/, li·ras.
Origin of lira
Examples from the Web for lire
He and another bidder battled until Nicolo finally won the paintings for 45,000 lire—around $32.Italian Autoworker Discovers Stolen Masterpieces on His Kitchen Wall|Barbie Latza Nadeau|April 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Aquila Verde would shelter and feed her for six lire a day.Olive in Italy|Moray Dalton
His servant Mischka filled Liszt's right vest pocket with lire and the other one with soldi every morning.Franz Liszt|James Huneker
You realize that shillings and francs and lire were made to spend for souvenirs and service, but dollars—ugh!Amazing Grace|Kate Trimble Sharber
British Dictionary definitions for lire
noun plural lire (ˈlɪərɪ, Italian ˈliːre) or liras
Word Origin for lira
Word Origin and History for lire
Italian monetary unit, 1610s, from Italian lira, literally "pound," from Latin libra (see Libra).