[ mahy-ruh ]
/ ˈmaɪ rə /
Astronomy. the first long-period pulsating variable star to be discovered, with a period averaging 331 days. It is a red giant and a component of a binary star in the constellation Cetus.
a female given name.
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Example sentences from the Web for miras
But if he succeeds he is Mira, with all the Miras immunities.The Cradle of Mankind|W.A. Wigram
British Dictionary definitions for miras
/ (ˈmaɪˌræs) /
n acronym for (formerly in Britain)
mortgage interest relief at source
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