rebab

noun
re·​bab | \ rə̇ˈbäb \
plural -s

Definition of rebab

: a medieval Arabic bowed musical instrument having from one to three strings, shaped typically like a small lute, and now used in gamelan orchestras

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History and Etymology for rebab

Arabic rebāb

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“Rebab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rebab. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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