Meaning of lute

lute

Pronunciation: (lt), [key]
— n., v., lut•ed, lut•ing.
—n.
  1. a stringed musical instrument having a long, fretted neck and a hollow, typically pear-shaped body with a vaulted back.
—v.i.
  1. to play a lute.
—v.t.
  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.

lute

Pronunciation: (lt), [key]
— n., v., lut•ed, lut•ing.
—n.
  1. luting.
—v.t.
  1. to seal or cement with luting.

lute

Pronunciation: (lt), [key]
— n., v., lut•ed, lut•ing.
—n.
  1. a paving tool for spreading and smoothing concrete, consisting of a straightedge mounted transversely on a long handle.
—v.t.
  1. to spread and smooth (concrete in a pavement) with a lute.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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