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A stringed instrument having a body shaped like a pear sliced lengthwise and a neck with a fretted fingerboard that is usually bent just below the tuning pegs.
[Middle English, from Old French lut, from Old Provençal laut, from Arabic al-'ūd : al-, the + 'ūd, wood, branch, stem, lute.]
A substance, such as dried clay or cement, used to pack and seal pipe joints and other connections or coat a porous surface in order to make it tight. Also called luting.
tr.v. lut·ed, lut·ing, lutes
To coat, pack, or seal with lute.
[Middle English, from Old French lut, from Latin lutum, potter's clay.]
(Instruments) an ancient plucked stringed instrument, consisting of a long fingerboard with frets and gut strings, and a body shaped like a sliced pear
[C14: from Old French lut, via Old Provençal from Arabic al 'ūd, literally: the wood]
1. (Building) Also called: luting a mixture of cement and clay used to seal the joints between pipes, etc
2. (Dentistry) dentistry a thin layer of cement used to fix a crown or inlay in place on a tooth
(Building) (tr) to seal (a joint or surface) with lute
[C14: via Old French ultimately from Latin lutum clay]
a stringed musical instrument having a long, fretted neck and a hollow, typically pear-shaped body with a vaulted back.
[1325–75; Middle English < Middle French, Old French < Old Provençal laut < Arabic al ‘ūd literally, the wood]
n., v. lut•ed, lut•ing. n.
2. to seal or cement with luting.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin lutum (Latin: mud, clay)]
Lutea flock of mallard.
Past participle: luted
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|Noun||1.||lute - a substance for packing a joint or coating a porous surface to make it impervious to gas or liquid|
sealing material - any substance used to seal joints or fill cracks in a porous surface
|2.||lute - chordophone consisting of a plucked instrument having a pear-shaped body, a usually bent neck, and a fretted fingerboard|
chordophone - a stringed instrument of the group including harps, lutes, lyres, and zithers
fingerboard - a narrow strip of wood on the neck of some stringed instruments (violin or cello or guitar etc) where the strings are held against the wood with the fingers