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Definition of lur in English:
A Scandinavian S-shaped bronze trumpet dating from the Bronze Age.
- The Danish lur was in use from the 10th century bc to the 8th; and the Roman lituus, bucina, and cornu, and the Celtic carnyx, date from some centuries later.
- The Cathedral choir will sing the piece, and Mr Selvik will himself play the lur, a Norwegian hunting horn which belonged to the late King Olav, and which was gifted to the centre.
- The change in pace is subtle and almost negligible, and yet its mellow lure propels the song beyond the gloom.
Danish and Norwegian, originally denoting a wooden shepherd's horn.
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