pibroch

noun
pi·​broch | \ ˈpē-ˌbräk How to pronounce pibroch (audio) , -ˌbräḵ \

Definition of pibroch

: a set of martial or mournful variations for the Scottish Highland bagpipe

First Known Use of pibroch

1719, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pibroch

Scottish Gaelic pìobaireachd pipe music

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“Pibroch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pibroch. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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