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noun re·bec \ˈrē-ˌbek, ˈre-(ˌ)bek\

Definition of REBEC

:  an ancient bowed usually 3-stringed musical instrument with a pear-shaped body and slender neck

Variants of REBEC

re·bec or re·beck \ˈrē-ˌbek, ˈre-(ˌ)bek\

Illustration 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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