rebec

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noun re·bec \ˈrē-ˌbek, ˈre-(ˌ)bek\
variants: or

rebeck

Definition of rebec

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

Origin and Etymology of rebec

Middle English rebecke, from Medieval French rebec, alteration of Old French rebebe, from Old Occitan rebeb, from Arabic rabāb


First Known Use: 15th century


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