noun, plural li·re [leer-ey; Italian lee-re], /ˈlɪər eɪ; Italian ˈli rɛ/, li·ras.
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Origin of lira
Example sentences from the Web for lira
He also reported that he happened to see that “cases full of brand new Italian Lire were being unpacked.”
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
Mother darling, give me a hundred lire For I want to be off to the States.Castellinaria|Henry Festing Jones
A hundred thousand lire reward to anyone who will bring me a man and a woman who are truly faithful, absolutely faithful!'The conquest of Rome|Matilde Serao
Today before I left the Embassy, my successor arrived, and to him I handed all the lire that were left, and papers and so forth.Polly the Pagan|Isabel Anderson
I darted in, threw down a lire, and picked up two rolls of bread worth about twopence each, also some fruit worth about as much.From the Thames to the Tiber|J. Wardle
A gondola costs something less than a livre (lire) an hour, or for a superior looking craft seven or eight livres a day.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car|Francis Miltoun