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doc Definition of lute
    English to English
    noun
  • a substance for packing a joint or coating a porous surface to make it impervious to gas or liquid
  • source: WordNet 3.0
  • chordophone consisting of a plucked instrument having a pear-shaped body, a usually bent neck, and a fretted fingerboard
  • source: WordNet 3.0
  • A cement of clay or other tenacious infusible substance for sealing joints in apparatus, or the mouths of vessels or tubes, or for coating the bodies of retorts, etc., when exposed to heat; -- called also luting.
  • source: Webster 1913
  • A stringed instrument formerly much in use. It consists of four parts, namely, the table or front, the body, having nine or ten ribs or "sides," arranged like the divisions of a melon, the neck, which has nine or ten frets or divisions, and the head, or cross, in which the screws for tuning are inserted. The strings are struck with the right hand, and with the left the stops are pressed.
  • source: Webster 1913
    verb
  • To close or seal with lute; as, to lute on the cover of a crucible; to lute a joint.
  • source: Webster 1913
  • To sound, as a lute.
  • source: Webster 1913
  • To play on a lute, or as on a lute.
  • source: Webster 1913
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