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oud

 (o͞od)
n.
A stringed musical instrument of northern Africa and southwest Asia resembling a lute.

[Arabic 'ūd, wood, stem, lute, oud.]

oud

(uːd)
n
(Instruments) an Arabic stringed musical instrument resembling a lute or mandolin
[from Arabic al `ūd, literally: the wood. Compare lute1]

oud

(ud)

n.
a musical instrument of the Middle East and N Africa belonging to the lute family.
[1730–40; < Arabic ‘ūd literally, wood; see lute1]