[uht, oot]

noun Music.

the syllable once generally used for the first tone or keynote of a scale and sometimes for the tone C: now commonly superseded by do.

Compare sol-fa.

Origin of ut

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


Also u.t. universal time.
Utah (approved especially for use with zip code).



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Examples from the Web for ut

Contemporary Examples of ut

Historical Examples of ut

  • All this was long an' long ago, but ut hild me straight—for a while.

  • An' ut comes,' sez he, lookin' at me, 'ut comes from bein' called Love-o'-Women.'

  • I never seed a scud on the 'Banks' but 'ut it was allus follered by a fog.

    Left on Labrador

    Charles Asbury Stephens

  • We crossed a beautiful valley between the Rivers Seybi and Ut.

    Beasts, Men and Gods

    Ferdinand Ossendowski

  • I quote this account of the glass at Eton from Dr James, ut supra, p. 214.

    The Care of Books

    John Willis Clark

British Dictionary definitions for ut


noun music

the syllable used in the fixed system of solmization for the note C
the first note of a hexachord in medieval music

Word Origin for ut

C14: from Latin ut; see gamut


abbreviation for

universal time
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