oud

[ ood ]
/ ud /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. oubaas,
  2. oubangi,
  3. oubangui,
  4. oubliette,
  5. ouch,
  6. oudh,
  7. oudry,
  8. oudtshoorn,
  9. ouessant,
  10. ought

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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Word Origin and History for oud

oud

n.

"lute or mandolin of Arab lands," 1738, from Arabic 'ud, literally "wood." Also cf. lute.

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