A.clear, shrill, “ὦρτο δὲ κῦμα πνοιῇ ὕπο λιγυρῇ” Il.23.215, cf. 5.526, 13.590; of a whip, 11.532, S.Aj. 242 (anap.); ἀκόνα (v. ἀκόνη）; λιγυρὰ ἄχεα griefs which vent themselves in shrill wailings, E.Med.205 (lyr.); also (like λιγύς), of a clear, sweet sound, as of the Sirens, “λιγυρῇ θέλγουσιν ἀοιδῇ” Od.12.44; λιγυρὴν ἔντυνον ἀοιδήν ib.183; of a bird, Il.14.290; of locusts, Hes.Op.583; “λ. σύριγγες” Id.Sc.278: metaph., of poets, Id.Op.659; “ἀοιδά” Theoc. 15.135, etc.: neut. pl. as Adv., “λιγυρὰ ἀείδειν” Thgn.939: regul. Adv. -“ρῶς” Theoc.8.71.—Poet. word, used occasionally in Prose, λιγυρὸν ὑπηχεῖ echoes shrilly, Pl.Phdr.230c; φωνὴ λ., opp. λαμπρά, Arist. HA616b31, cf. Aud.804a29 (Comp.): also in later Prose, Plu.2.974a, Luc.Salt.72, Phal.1.11, etc.
II. pliant, flexible, of dogs' tails, X.Cyn. 4.1.