\ˈət, ˈüt, ˈu̇t \

Definition of ut 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a syllable used for the first note in the diatonic scale in an early solmization system and later replaced by do

Definition of UT (Entry 2 of 2)

1 Universal time

2 Utah

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Met, conullum nostrud euguerostie mincidunt lumsan ut in esequat. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "Violence scares underscore safety app campaign," 26 Feb. 2018 His current ut for print defense lawyer Michael Nichola contested Stone’s assertion and argued Buchan’s statements were made so a determination could be made about his placement. Krista Torralva, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Judge to rule on use of man's confession to counselor in murder case," 20 July 2017 UT: Hamilton 3 (11); TCU: Wanhanen (2), Williams (2). Carlos Mendez, star-telegram.com, "TCU stumbles in second Big 12 elimination game against Texas," 27 May 2017 Rachael Malonson, a biracial UT journalism senior, was crowned the winner. Brianna Stone, USA TODAY College, "Biracial UT-Austin student hit with backlash for winning black pageant," 3 May 2017 Solstice Moon: June 20 at 6:34 p.m. ET (10:34 UT) marks the start of the summer season in the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the Southern Hemisphere. Andrew Fazekas, National Geographic, "This Week’s Night Sky: See Stormy Mars and Faint Pluto," 20 June 2016

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First Known Use of ut


14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ut


Middle English, first note in the diatonic scale, from Medieval Latin, from the syllable sung to this note in a medieval hymn to St. John the Baptist

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to make faulty or ineffective

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