muta

noun (1)
mu·ta | \ˈmü(ˌ)tä, -ütə\
plural -s

Definition of muta 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: change used as a direction in ensemble music for various instruments (as timpani) to change tuning preparatory to a change in key

muta

noun (2)
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plural -s

Definition of muta (Entry 2 of 2)

: a form of Muslim usufruct marriage for a specified period — compare beena marriage

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History and Etymology for muta

Noun (1)

Italian, from mutare to change, from Latin

Noun (2)

Arabic mutʽah enjoyment

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