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noun (1)

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


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noun (2)

plural -s
: a form of Muslim usufruct marriage for a specified period compare beena marriage

Word History


Noun (1)

Italian, from mutare to change, from Latin

Noun (2)

Arabic mutʽah enjoyment

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“Muta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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