Definition of rebec
: an ancient bowed usually 3-stringed musical instrument with a pear-shaped body and slender neck
Variants of rebec
Origin of rebec
Middle English rebecke, from Middle French rebec, alteration of Old French rebebe, from Old Occitan rebeb, from Arabic rabāb
First Known Use: 15th century
Rhymes with rebec
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