Dobro

Dobro

[doh-broh]
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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Dobro (ˈdəʊbrəʊ)
 
n , pl -bros
trademark an acoustic guitar having a metal resonator built into the body

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dobro
1952, Amer.Eng., 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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