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a dental or alveolar click
 How to pronounce tut (audio)
 often read as  ˈtət
used to express disapproval or disbelief


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tutted; tutting

Examples of tut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
But House Hunters appeals to, flatters, and even occasionally tuts at the same set of concerns and desires as those other shows. Phillip MacIak, The New Republic, 24 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use


15th century, in the meaning defined above


1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tut was in the 15th century

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“Tut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tut. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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