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Dobro

[doh-broh] /ˈdoʊ broʊ/
1.
Trademark. a brand of acoustic guitar commonly used in country music, usually played on the lap and having a raised bridge and a metal resonator cone that produces a tremulous, moaning sound.
noun, plural Dobros
2.
(lowercase) any guitar of this type.
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British Dictionary definitions for Dobro

Dobro

/ˈdəʊbrəʊ/
noun (pl) -bros
1.
trademark an acoustic guitar having a metal resonator built into the body
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Word Origin and History for Dobro

dobro

n.

1952, American English, contracted from the name of its Slovakia-born inventors, the Dopera Brothers (John, Rudy, Emil). The word also happens to mean "good thing" in Slovak. Patent filed 1947, claims use from 1929.

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