- any of various readily molded substances for sealing joints, cementing objects together, or waterproofing surfaces.
Origin of luting
- a stringed musical instrument having a long, fretted neck and a hollow, typically pear-shaped body with a vaulted back.
- to play a lute.
- to perform (music) on a lute: a musician skilled at luting Elizabethan ballads.
- to express (a feeling, mood, etc.) by means of a lute: The minstrel eloquently luted his melancholy.
Origin of lute1
- to seal or cement with luting.
Origin of lute2
- a paving tool for spreading and smoothing concrete, consisting of a straightedge mounted transversely on a long handle.
- to spread and smooth (concrete in a pavement) with a lute.
Origin of lute3
Examples from the Web for luting
A gang has been ordered to cut clay for the luting of the coke furnaces.From Sea to Sea
Now fit the whole pipe, bowl inverted, on to the under one, luting the edges of both well with clay.Getting Gold
J. C. F. Johnson
Apply with an old brush, or by repeatedly plunging the neck of the bottle in the luting before the latter becomes cold.Practical Taxidermy
If allowed to become thick by drying, dammar may be used as luting.
Dr Buckland says, "It is probable there was some aperture in the luting by which small insects found admission."The Romance of Natural History, Second Series
Philip Henry Gosse
- another name for lute 2 (def. 1)
- Also called: luting paste a strip of pastry placed around the dish to seal the lid of a pie
- an ancient plucked stringed instrument, consisting of a long fingerboard with frets and gut strings, and a body shaped like a sliced pear
- Also called: luting a mixture of cement and clay used to seal the joints between pipes, etc
- dentistry a thin layer of cement used to fix a crown or inlay in place on a tooth
- (tr) to seal (a joint or surface) with lute
Word Origin and History for luting
stringed musical instrument, late 13c., from Old French lut, leut, from Old Provençal laut, from Arabic al-'ud, the Arabian lute, literally "the wood" (source of Spanish laud, Portuguese alaude, Italian liuto), where al is the definite article. A player is a lutist (1620s) or a lutanist (c.1600, from Medieval Latin hybrid lutanista).