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lute

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noun \ˈlüt\

Definition of lute

  1. :  a stringed instrument having a large pear-shaped body, a vaulted back, a fretted fingerboard, and a head with tuning pegs which is often angled backward from the neck



Illustration of lute

Origin of lute

Middle English, from Middle French lut, from Old Occitan laut, from Arabic al-ʽūd, literally, the wood


First Known Use: 13th century


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lute

verb

Definition of lute

lutedluting

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to seal or cover (as a joint or surface) with lute



Origin of lute

Middle English, from Latin lutare, from lutum mud — more at pollute


First Known Use: 14th century


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lute

noun

Definition of lute

  1. :  a substance (as cement or clay) for packing a joint or coating a porous surface to make it impervious to gas or liquid



15th Century

First Known Use of lute

15th century


lute-

combining form

Definition of lute-

  1. :  corpus luteum <luteal>



Variants of lute-

or luteo-

Origin of lute-

New Latin (corpus) luteum


LUTE Defined for Kids

lute

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noun \ˈlüt\

Definition of lute for Students

  1. :  a musical instrument with a pear-shaped body and usually paired strings played with the fingers




Medical Dictionary

lute

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noun \ˈlüt\

Medical Definition of lute

  1. :  a substance (as cement or clay) for packing a joint (as in laboratory apparatus) or coating a porous surface to produce imperviousness to gas or liquid

lute transitive verb luted; luting



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