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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

Origin and Etymology of lute

Middle English, from Medieval 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

luted

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luting

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

Origin and Etymology 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 (such 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
variants: or

luteo-

Definition of lute-

  1. :  corpus luteum luteal

Origin and Etymology 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

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luting



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