Origin of lyre
Examples from the Web for lyre
Contemporary Examples of lyre
These pieces show Christov-Bakargiev wearing her Apollo hat and strumming the lyre too loudly.The Art Exhibition Documenta Contains Almost Too Much Good Art to Experience
June 9, 2012
We might conclude that the only thing of beauty that remains of him is the shape of his lyre in the stars.
Only head and lyre remained intact, floating down the River Hebrus from Thrace to the sea.
Historical Examples of lyre
Some lines of his on the lyre became the motto of an engraving by Bartolozzi.Heroes of the Telegraph
A lyre rested on his knees, and he was striking the strings softly.
And when he came upon Apollo striking his lyre, his heart leaped into his mouth.
He touched the strings of his lyre, and all things were silent with joy.Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew
Josephine Preston Peabody
Alas, my dear Thomson, I fear it will be some time ere I tune my lyre again!The Letters of Robert Burns
Word Origin for lyre
harp-like instrument, c.1200, from Old French lire "lyre," from Latin lyra, from Greek lyra, a foreign word of uncertain origin.