There are 2 definitions of lute in English:

lute1

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Pronunciation: /luːt
 
, ljuːt
 
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noun

A plucked stringed instrument with a long neck bearing frets and a rounded body with a flat front, rather like a halved egg in shape.
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  • Did such instruments as the lute, viol, or violoncello piccolo play a role as continuo instruments?
  • Instrumental support, which mostly doubles the vocal lines, is provided by bamboo flutes, two-stringed viols, lutes, dulcimer, and panpipes, gently seasoned by percussive punctuation.
  • Many of the riffs are righteously medieval in tone, but they rework those tripping arpeggios for a scorched-earth rock setting, without a lute, zither or lyre within earshot.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French lut, leut, probably via Provençal from Arabic al-‘ūd.

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There are 2 definitions of lute in English:

lute2

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Pronunciation: /luːt
 
, ljuːt
 
/

noun

1 (also luting) [mass noun] Liquid clay or cement used to seal a joint, coat a crucible, or protect a graft.
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  • The source was not readily apparent but was pinpointed, using a portable gas detector, as coming from a lute drain seal.
1.1 [count noun] A rubber seal for a jar.

verb

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Seal, join, or coat with lute: they were luted with a heavy coating of calcined chalk and eggshells
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  • Finally the flares of the mold must be luted to provide a seal between mold and bar so that the weld metal will not escape during the actual welding process.
  • Finally, you should lute the orthodontic brackets using only light-activated resins, if possible.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French lut or medieval Latin lutum, a special use of Latin lutum 'potter's clay'.

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