noun, plural li·re [leer-ey; Italian lee-re] /ˈlɪər eɪ; Italian ˈli rɛ/, li·ras.
Words nearby lira
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