laud v : praise, glorify, or honor; "extol the virtues of one's children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking" [syn: extol, exalt, glorify, proclaim]
- Rhymes with: -ɔːd
Laud (verb) means to give praise to or glorify. Laud (noun) means glorification, praise; a hymn or song of praise.
Other usesThe name laud means "lute". It comes from Andalusi Arabic Al (arabic article) Ud (oud which is the Arabic name for Lute).
Spanish laúdThe laúd is a plectrum plucked chordophone from Spain. It consists of twelve metallic strings (six double), as the bandurria, but the neck is longer than a bandurria. Traditionally it forms part of serenaders or folk string musical groups, together with the guitar and the bandurria.
Like the bandurria, it is tuned in fifths. The tuning is like the bandurria's, but 1 octave lower.
- 1st: A (la)
- 2nd: E (mi)
- 3th: B (si)
- 4th: F# (fa#)
- 5th: C# (do#)
- 6th: G# (sol#)
There is also a Cuban laúd. Famously played by Barbarito Torres with the Buena Vista Social Club. It has the same appearance as the Spanish version only the tuning is different. The Cuban tuning is: D, A, E, B, F#, C# (or D).
laud in Italian: Laud
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