Definitions for pibrochˈpi brɒx
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a series of martial or dirgelike variations for the Scottish Highlands bagpipe.
Category: Music and Dance
Origin of pibroch:
1710–20; < ScotGael piobaireachd piper music, der. of piobair piper
martial music with variations; to be played by bagpipes
A series of musical variations for the bagpipes, usually martial or funerary in nature.
Origin: From Gaelic pìobaireachd ‘art of playing the bagpipes’, from pìobair ‘piper’ + -achd suffix of function.
a Highland air, suited to the particular passion which the musician would either excite or assuage; generally applied to those airs that are played on the bagpipe before the Highlanders when they go out to battle
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the Highland bagpipe; also the wild, martial music it discourses.