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A man playing a lute

English[]

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /luːt/
  • Rhymes: -uːt
  • Homophones: loot

Etymology 1[]

From Middle French lut (modern luth), from Old French leüt, probably from Template:Pro[[Category:Template:Pro derivations|Lute]] laüt, from Arabic العود (al-‘ūd), wood) (probably representing an Template:Xaa or North African pronunciation).

Noun[]

Singular
Lute

Plural
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Lute ({{{1}}})

  1. A fretted stringed instrument, similar to a guitar, having a bowl shaped body or soundbox.
Related terms[]
  • archlute
  • lutanist, lutenist
  • lutherie
  • luthier
  • lutist
Translations[]

See also[]

  • oud
  • pipa
  • rebab
  • samisen, shamisen
  • theorbo

Etymology 2[]

From Old French lut, ultimately from Latin lutum (mud).

Noun[]

Singular
Lute

Plural
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Lute ({{{1}}})

  1. Thick sticky clay or cement used to close up a hole or gap, especially to make something air-tight.

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Lute

Third person singular
lut

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to Lute (third-person singular simple present lut, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)

  1. To fix or fasten something with lute.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘A Friend's Friend’, Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio Society 2005, p. 179:
      To protect everything till it dried, a man [...] luted a big blue paper cap from a cracker, with meringue-cream, low down on Jevon's forehead.

Anagrams[]

  • eltu,
  • tule

Portuguese[]

Verb[]

Lute

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of verb lutar.
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of verb lutar.
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of verb lutar.
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of verb lutar.

cs:lute de:lute et:lute el:lute fa:lute fr:lute io:lute is:lute it:lute hu:lute ml:lute no:lute pl:lute pt:lute ru:lute fi:lute ta:lute te:lute th:lute vi:lute zh:lute