Definition of oud
: a musical instrument of the lute family used in southwest Asia and northern Africa
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Botero by herself is worth the price of admission, but her ensemble features some of Kansas City’s finest musicians: Beau Bledsoe on guitar and oud, soprano Sarah Tannehill Anderson, Gerald Trimble on viola da gamba and percussionist Brandon Draper.
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Origin and Etymology of oud
Arabic ʽūd, literally, wood
First Known Use: 1738See Words from the same year
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