lyre lyre  /ˈlaɪr/


  • (n) a harp used by ancient Greeks for accompaniment


  1. The legend of Orpheus, the poet who charmed all nature with his lyre, and his descent into Hades in search of his lost Eurydice, has captivated artists and writers since antiquity.
  2. Onstage strode Orpheus, a fine, sturdy figure of a man, wearing a beige and green costume, and carrying a gilded lyre.
  3. Orpheus, son of Apollo, played his lyre so well that birds and beasts were stilled and oak trees moved from their places to listen.


  1. Cayuga CC Professor to present at national Thoreau Society conference

    He will speak on “The Maine Woods and the Living Lyre: David Mallett’s ‘The Fable True,’” an examination of singer-songwriter Mallett’s CD. In the recording, Mallett narrates portions of Thoreau’s The Maine Woods with guitar accompaniment. Continue reading ? The post Cayuga CC Professor to present at national Thoreau Society conference appeared first on Oswego County Today .
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Oswego County Today

  2. Fyfe Turns Insomnia Into Electronic Soul Sweetness in 'Conversations' Video

    Fyfe is 23-year-old Paul Dixon, an English artist who earned some shine overseas under the name David's Lyre before his remix prowess pushed him to put down the guitar and nuzzle up to
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Spin

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  1. Picasso said: "What do you think an artist is? An imbecile who has only eyes, if he is a painter, or ears if he is a musician, or a lyre in every chamber of his heart if he is a poet:? Far from it: : he is also a political being, constantly aware of...
    on Nov 8, 2007 By: Pablo Picasso Source:

  2. KS Ranjitsinhji, who played with Grace and could compare him with later stars, said: "I hold him to be, not only the finest player born or unborn, but the maker of modern batting. He turned the old one-stringed instrument into a many-chorded lyre."
    on Sep 19, 2008 By: KS Ranjitsinhji Source:

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