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lute

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Music
lutelute /luːt/ noun  lute.jpg [countable]APM a musical instrument like a guitar with a round body, played with the fingers or a plectrum (=small piece of plastic, metal etc), especially in the pastlutenist /ˈluːtənɪst/ noun [countable]
Examples from the Corpus
luteShe was aware of her body, realising that it was taut as a lute string with anticipation.The allure of pipes, of a lute, of a lyre, a flute.Here too he started to write hymns which he would sing to his own accompaniment on a lute.The moon went behind a cloud, and Guy heard Blondel dear his throat and touch the strings of his lute.He flew into a rage with him and brained him with his lute.The second lute song, Essex's own poem, does not stand out unduly.The classical mandolin -- as opposed to its slightly different bluegrass cousin -- looks like a stunted lute.The lute also provided the music for the game of musical chairs they played, with cushions laid in a row.
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