Definitions for pibrochˈpi brɒx

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pi•brochˈpi brɒx(n.)

  1. 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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pibroch(noun)

    martial music with variations; to be played by bagpipes


  1. pibroch(Noun)

    A series of musical variations for the bagpipes, usually martial or funerary in nature.

  2. Origin: From Gaelic pìobaireachd ‘art of playing the bagpipes’, from pìobair ‘piper’ + -achd suffix of function.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pibroch(noun)

    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


  1. Pibroch

    The Pibroch was a Clyde Puffer that was built in Glasgow during 1957. It is one of the last of this type of vessel remaining today.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Pibroch

    the Highland bagpipe; also the wild, martial music it discourses.


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