lyrae

Lyra

[lahy-ruh]
noun, genitive Lyrae [lahy-ree] , 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)
 
n , Latin genitive Lyrae
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)  Pronunciation Key 
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Cygnus and Hercules. Lyra (the Lyre) contains the bright star Vega.
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