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Is lute a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word lute is a Scrabble US word. The word lute is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

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Is lute a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word lute is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

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4 letters words from 'lute'

LUTE 4TULE 4

3 letters words from 'lute'

ELT 3LET 3
LEU 3TEL 3
ULE 3UTE 3

2 letters words from 'lute'

EL 2ET 2
TE 2UT 2

All 4 letters words made out of lute

lute ulte ltue tlue utle tule luet ulet leut elut uelt eult lteu tleu letu eltu telu etlu utel tuel uetl eutl teul etul

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word lute. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in lute.

Definitions and meaning of lute

lute

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /l(j)uːt/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /luːt/
  • Rhymes: -uːt
  • Homophone: loot (in accents with yod-dropping)

Etymology 1

From Middle French lut (modern luth), from Old French leüt, probably from Old Occitan laüt, from Arabic اَلْعُود(al-ʿūd, wood) (probably representing an Andalusian Arabic or North African pronunciation). Doublet of oud.

Noun

lute (plural lutes)

  1. A fretted stringed instrument of European origin, similar to the guitar, having a bowl-shaped body or soundbox; any of a wide variety of chordophones with a pear-shaped body and a neck whose upper surface is in the same plane as the soundboard, with strings along the neck and parallel to the soundboard.
    Coordinate term: guitar
Derived terms
Related terms
Translations
References
  • 2004. Musical Instruments: History, Technology, and Performance of Instruments. Murray Campbell, Clive A. Greated, Arnold Myers. Pg. 285.

Verb

lute (third-person singular simple present lutes, present participle luting, simple past and past participle luted)

  1. To play on a lute, or as if on a lute.
    • Knaves are men / That lute and flute fantastic tenderness.
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Etymology 2

From Old French lut, ultimately from Latin lutum (mud).

Noun

lute (countable and uncountable, plural lutes)

  1. Thick sticky clay or cement used to close up a hole or gap, especially to make something air-tight.
  2. A packing ring, as of rubber, for fruit jars, etc.
  3. (brickmaking) A straight-edged piece of wood for striking off superfluous clay from earth.

Translations

Verb

lute (third-person singular simple present lutes, present participle luting, simple past and past participle luted)

  1. To fix or fasten something with lute.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘A Friend's Friend’, Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio Society 2005, page 179:
      To protect everything till it dried, a man [] luted a big blue paper cap from a cracker, with meringue-cream, low down on Jevon's forehead.

Further reading

  • lute on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Tuel, tuel, tule

Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlutɛ/, [ˈlutə]

Adjective

lute

  1. inflection of luty:
    1. neuter nominative/accusative singular
    2. nominative/accusative plural

Middle Dutch

Etymology

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Noun

lute f

  1. lute

Inflection

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Descendants

  • Dutch: luit

Further reading

  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “lute (I)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I

Middle Low German

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French leut (lute, stringed instrument with a wide corpus), from Old French leüt (lute), probably from Old Occitan laüt, from Arabic اَلْعُود(al-ʿūd, wood).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /luːtə/

Noun

lûte f

  1. A lute.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From Old Norse lúta, from Proto-Germanic *lūtaną.

Alternative forms

  • luta (a-infinitive)

Verb

lute (present tense lutar/luter, past tense luta/lutte, past participle luta/lutt, passive infinitive lutast, present participle lutande, imperative lut)

  1. (intransitive) to bend over

Etymology 2

From the noun lut m or f (lye).

Alternative forms

  • luta (a-infinitive)

Verb

lute (present tense lutar, past tense luta, past participle luta, passive infinitive lutast, present participle lutande, imperative lut)

  1. (transitive) to soak, treat in lye

Etymology 3

From Old Norse hluta, from Proto-Germanic *hlutōną.

Alternative forms

  • luta (a-infinitive)
  • lùta, lùte (alternative spelling)

Verb

lute (present tense lutar, past tense luta, past participle luta, passive infinitive lutast, present participle lutande, imperative lut)

  1. to allot

References

  • “lute” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • letu, ulet, ulte

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlu.tɛ/

Adjective

lute

  1. inflection of luty:
    1. neuter nominative/accusative/vocative singular
    2. nonvirile nominative/accusative/vocative plural

Noun

lute m inan

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of luty

Portuguese

Verb

lute

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of lutar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of lutar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of lutar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of lutar

Source: wiktionary.org
  • an old stringed instrument shaped like half a pear.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)