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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Chordophone consisting of a plucked instrument having a pear-shaped body, a usually bent neck, and a fretted fingerboard; A substance for packing a joint or coating a porous surface to make it impervious to gas or liquid.

Usage examples (35)
  • The ch'in, or table-lute, is fully described in Note 114.
  • At such a time the calm spring melody of the lute is exquisite.
  • The "Shu table-lute" is an allusion to Ssŭ Ma Hsiang-ju, a great poet and musician, who was a native of Shu.
  • I find by him that my lute is a most excellent lute. for more
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