Definition of Lyon in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪən/
(in full Lord Lyon or Lyon King of Arms)


The chief herald of Scotland.
Example sentences
  • For the flamboyant Lyon, who bore a tattoo of a tiger's head on his chest that gave the mission its name, it was also personal.
  • The Lyon, who had stayed back with the Richelieu was also overwhelmed by missiles.


Late Middle English: archaic variant of lion, named from the lion on the royal shield.

Words that rhyme with Lyon

Brian, cyan, Gaian, Geminian, Hawaiian, ion, iron, Ixion, lion, Mayan, Narayan, O'Brien, Orion, Paraguayan, prion, Ryan, scion, Uruguayan, Zion

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