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[ood] /ud/
noun
1.
a musical instrument of the Middle East and northern Africa belonging to the lute family.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40; < Arabic ʿūd literally, wood; see lute
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  • But on the fretless oud it is very difficult to intonate them correctly.
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oud

/uːd/
noun
1.
an Arabic stringed musical instrument resembling a lute or mandolin
Word Origin
from Arabic al `ūd, literally: the wood. Compare lute1
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Word Origin and History for oud
n.

"lute or mandolin of Arab lands," 1738, from Arabic 'ud, literally "wood." Also cf. lute.

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