Lute



[loot] /lut/

noun
1.
a stringed musical instrument having a long, fretted neck and a hollow, typically pear-shaped body with a vaulted back.
verb (used without object), luted, luting.
2.
to play a lute.
verb (used with object), luted, luting.
3.
to perform (music) on a lute:
a musician skilled at luting Elizabethan ballads.
4.
to express (a feeling, mood, etc.) by means of a lute:
The minstrel eloquently luted his melancholy.
[loot] /lut/
noun
1.
.
verb (used with object), luted, luting.
2.
to seal or cement with luting.
[loot] /lut/
noun
1.
a paving tool for spreading and smoothing concrete, consisting of a straightedge mounted transversely on a long handle.
verb (used with object), luted, luting.
2.
to spread and smooth (concrete in a pavement) with a lute.
/luːt/
noun
1.
an ancient plucked stringed instrument, consisting of a long fingerboard with frets and gut strings, and a body shaped like a sliced pear
/luːt/
noun
1.
Also called luting. a mixture of cement and clay used to seal the joints between pipes, etc
2.
(dentistry) a thin layer of cement used to fix a crown or inlay in place on a tooth
verb
3.
(transitive) to seal (a joint or surface) with lute
n.

stringed musical instrument, late 13c., from Old French lut, leut, from Old Provençal laut, from Arabic al-‘ud, the Arabian lute, literally “the wood” (source of Spanish laud, Portuguese alaude, Italian liuto), where al is the definite article. A player is a lutist (1620s) or a lutanist (c.1600, from Medieval Latin hybrid lutanista).

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