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Lyra

[lahy-ruh] /ˈlaɪ rə/
noun, genitive Lyrae
[lahy-ree] /ˈlaɪ ri/ (Show IPA),
for 1.
1.
Astronomy. the Lyre, a northern constellation between Cygnus and Hercules, containing the bright star Vega.
2.
a female given name.
3.
(lowercase) glockenspiel (def 1).
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Lyra

/ˈlaɪərə/
noun (Latin genitive) Lyrae (ˈlaɪəriː)
1.
a small constellation in the N hemisphere lying near Cygnus and Draco and containing the star Vega, an eclipsing binary (Beta Lyrae), a planetary nebula (the Ring Nebula), and a variable star, RR Lyrae
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Lyra
  (lī'rə)   
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Cygnus and Hercules. Lyra (the Lyre) contains the bright star Vega.
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