a musical instrument of the Middle East and northern Africa belonging to the lute family.
an Arabic stringed musical instrument resembling a lute or mandolin
“lute or mandolin of Arab lands,” 1738, from Arabic ‘ud, literally “wood.” Also cf. lute.
[oud] /aʊd/ noun 1. a former part of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh in N India: now part of Uttar Pradesh. /aʊd/ noun 1. a region of N India, in central Uttar Pradesh: annexed by Britain in 1856 and a centre of the Indian Mutiny (1857–58); joined with Agra in 1877, becoming the […]
/French udri/ noun 1. Jean-Baptiste (ʒɑ̃batist). 1686–1755, French rococo painter and tapestry designer, noted esp for animal and hunting scenes
[ohts-hawrn] /ˈoʊtsˌhɔrn/ noun 1. a city in the S Cape of Good Hope province, in the S Republic of South Africa.
[wey-mey] /ˈweɪ meɪ/ noun 1. a river in Benin, flowing S to the Bight of Benin near Porto Novo. About 310 miles (500 km) long.