from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A musical instrument of northern Africa and southwest Asia resembling a lute.
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- n. An Arabic and Turkish plucked string instrument resembling a lute.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See ud.
In the second century B.C. a little circle appeared in Greek astronomical texts as a place holder, most probably an abbreviation of the Greek word oudén (“not one,” “nothing”).
The oud is a stringed Arab instrument that, after it was brought to Andalusian Spain in the eighth century, spawned the European lute, guitar and mandolin.
And the oud was a ticket into the school, he says.
The Jansenists survive as a rapidly diminishing schismatic sect in Holland: they are known as oud-Roomsch or Old Roman Catholics and numbered less than 8,000 at the end of the last 19th century.
Also know as oud bruin, the variety is marked by a distinct, piquant tartness that is produced by lactobacillus, an aggressive bacterium that infects the ale during fermentation.
Iraqi composer Naseer Shamma is such a master of the traditional Arab stringed instrument called the oud that he has taught himself to play one-handed.
CAIRO - Iraqi composer Naseer Shamma is such a master of the traditional Arab stringed instrument called the oud that he has taught himself to play one-handed.
I even made sure it was possible that the Irish bard could have had a lute and a plausible explanation as to how he came by it thorough his teacher, an Andalusian who had adopted the North African "oud" which became the l'oud then lute.
Ho men oun ex heautou pistos, te kuriake graphe te kai phone axiopistos eikotos an dia tou Kuriou pros ten ton anthropon euergesian energoumene; amelei pros ten ton pragmaton heuresin, aute chrometha kriterio; to krinomenon de pan, eti apiston prin krithenai; host 'oud' arche to kriseos demenon;:
The scintillating perfume features the rare Arabian 'oud' (botanical resin, coveted for its exquisite and lasting aroma).
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