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Lira

Instrumentos musicales antiguos

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 12/29/2010
Word: Lira
(LI-ra), sustantivo femenino.
English: Lyre
Etymology: Del latín lyra
Meaning: Instrumento musical usado por los antiguos, compuesto de varias cuerdas tensas en un marco, que se pulsaban con ambas manos.
Topic:Instrumentos musicales antiguos
Example:

Lira de brazo, trompeta marina, mandora, pandora, colascione, orpharion, orlo, chirimia, cornamusa, serpenton, claviorgano... son sólo algunos de los numerosos instrumentos incluidos en esta espléndida obra

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