There are 2 definitions of lore in English:

lore1

Syllabification: lore
Pronunciation: /lôr
 
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noun

  • A body of traditions and knowledge on a subject or held by a particular group, typically passed from person to person by word of mouth: the jinns of Arabian lore baseball lore
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    • We owe it to the younger generation to pass on the vast lore, knowledge and expertise and let them know the heritage of the county.
    • These leaders used the wisdom they found during this meeting to begin the tradition of Indian lore at camps.
    • Body painting, traditional dance and spoken lore are all virtually impossible to safeguard.
    Synonyms
    mythology, myths, legends, stories, traditions, folklore, fables, oral tradition, mythosknowledge, learning, wisdom
    informal know-how

Origin

Old English lār 'instruction', of Germanic origin: related to Dutch leer, German Lehre, also to learn.

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Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody

There are 2 definitions of lore in English:

lore2

Syllabification: lore
Pronunciation: /
 
lôr/

noun

Zoology
  • The surface on each side of a bird’s head between the eye and the upper base of the beak, or between the eye and nostril in snakes.
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    • With some birds, the lores presents the most conspicuous field mark.
    • It shared the same yellow lores, median crown stripe, and goatee-like black malar markings.
    • We determined the sex of birds in the field from the color of the lores (males black, females brown.

Origin

early 19th century: from Latin lorum 'strap'.

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