Definition of lute noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

lute

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//luːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//luːt//
 
Musical instruments
 
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an early type of musical instrument with strings, played like a guitar See related entries: Musical instruments Word Origin Middle English: from Old French lut, leut, probably via Provençal from Arabic al-‘ūd.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lute