a sort of lute
A fretless Middle Eastern lute. Played with a uniquely shaped pick called a plectrum (or risha or rizap.) Generally has five pairs of strings and a single bass string with a deeply rounded back and flat top. Also spelled ud.
A string instrument that is held like a guitar.
A stringed instrument played in Middle Eastern music. ("al uod" came to be known as the lute in western music)
Also called "Oude . . . the modern form of the lute, from Constantinople."
A middle-eastern, six-string, short-necked lute, with a large, pear-shaped body. A large body of sophisticated virtuoso music is available.
(Pronounced "ood" where the "oo" sound is like that in "moon".) Sometimes spelled Ud. This is a musical instrument commonly used in Arabic, Turkish, and Armenian music which was the forerunner of the European lute. It has 11 strings and no frets. The melody is produced through plucking the strings.
Short-necked, fretless, plucked lute of the Arab world. The direct ancestor of the European lute ( al'ud "the lute").
A stringed instrument played in Middle Eastern music. Looks kind of like a pregnant banjo.
The Arabic word for wood, in perfumery usually refers to wood from the Agar tree.