[ uht, oot ]

  1. the syllable once generally used for the first tone or keynote of a scale and sometimes for the tone C: now commonly superseded by do.

Origin of ut

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at gamut

Other definitions for UT (2 of 4)


  1. Also u.t. universal time.

  2. Utah (approved especially for use with zip code).

Other definitions for Ut. (3 of 4)


  1. Utah.

Other definitions for U/T (4 of 4)


  1. under trust.

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How to use ut in a sentence

  • What a consoling word those four little letters, "d-u-t-y," sometimes spell!

    In Hostile Red | Joseph Altsheler
  • "C-a-o-u-t-c-h—c-h—can't spell it," said the little man next below Charlie.

    Charlie Newcomer | Wilbur B. Stover
  • I'd like to have you run your eye over that, and then tell me where in thunder you learned to spell such s-u-t-c-h!

    Torchy | Sewell Ford
  • With the whistle he spelled out in the Morse code "T-r-e-e-d b-y a b-u-c-k w-a-t-c-h o-u-t."

  • U-t-ku-terh-ks: An evil spirit, from whom all witches received their power.

British Dictionary definitions for ut (1 of 2)


/ (ʌt, uːt) /

  1. the syllable used in the fixed system of solmization for the note C

  2. the first note of a hexachord in medieval music

Origin of ut

C14: from Latin ut; see gamut

British Dictionary definitions for UT (2 of 2)


abbreviation for
  1. universal time

  2. Utah

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