luting

[loo-ting]

Origin of luting

First recorded in 1520–30; lute2 + -ing1

lute

1
[loot]
noun
  1. a stringed musical instrument having a long, fretted neck and a hollow, typically pear-shaped body with a vaulted back.
verb (used without object), lut·ed, lut·ing.
  1. to play a lute.
verb (used with object), lut·ed, lut·ing.
  1. to perform (music) on a lute: a musician skilled at luting Elizabethan ballads.
  2. to express (a feeling, mood, etc.) by means of a lute: The minstrel eloquently luted his melancholy.

Origin of lute

1
1325–75; Middle English < Middle French, Old French < Old Provençal laut < Arabic al ʿūd literally, the wood

lute

2
[loot]
noun
  1. luting.
verb (used with object), lut·ed, lut·ing.
  1. to seal or cement with luting.

Origin of lute

2
1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin lutum, special use of Latin lutum mud, clay

lute

3
[loot]
noun
  1. a paving tool for spreading and smoothing concrete, consisting of a straightedge mounted transversely on a long handle.
verb (used with object), lut·ed, lut·ing.
  1. to spread and smooth (concrete in a pavement) with a lute.

Origin of lute

3
1870–75, Americanism; < Dutch loet
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British Dictionary definitions for luting

luting

noun
  1. another name for lute 2 (def. 1)
  2. Also called: luting paste a strip of pastry placed around the dish to seal the lid of a pie

lute

1
noun
  1. an ancient plucked stringed instrument, consisting of a long fingerboard with frets and gut strings, and a body shaped like a sliced pear

Word Origin for lute

C14: from Old French lut, via Old Provençal from Arabic al `ūd, literally: the wood

lute

2
noun
  1. Also called: luting a mixture of cement and clay used to seal the joints between pipes, etc
  2. dentistry a thin layer of cement used to fix a crown or inlay in place on a tooth
verb
  1. (tr) to seal (a joint or surface) with lute

Word Origin for lute

C14: via Old French ultimately from Latin lutum clay
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Word Origin and History for luting

lute

n.

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).

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