Associations to the word «Lyra»

Pictures for the word «Lyra»


LYRA, noun. (anatomy) (dated) The middle portion of the ventral surface of the fornix of the brain; so called from the arrangement of the lines with which it is marked in the human brain.
LYRA, proper noun. (constellation) A summer constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a lyre. It includes the bright star Vega and the Ring Nebula.
LYRA, proper noun. (rare) A female given name.
LYRA VIOL, noun. (musical instrument) A type of bass viol.
LYRA VIOLIST, noun. Someone who plays a lyra viol.
LYRA VIOLISTS, noun. Plural of lyra violist
LYRA VIOLS, noun. Plural of lyra viol

Dictionary definition

LYRA, noun. A small constellation in the northern hemisphere near Cygnus and Draco; contains the star Vega.

Wise words

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