oud

[ ood ]
/ ud /

noun

a musical instrument of the Middle East and northern Africa belonging to the lute family.

Origin of oud

1730–40; < Arabic ʿūd literally, wood; see lute1
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British Dictionary definitions for oud

oud
/ (uːd) /

noun

an Arabic stringed musical instrument resembling a lute or mandolin

Word Origin for oud

from Arabic al `ūd, literally: the wood. Compare lute 1
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