[pee-brokh] /ˈpi brɒx/
(in the Scottish Highlands) a piece of music for the bagpipe, consisting of a series of variations on a basic theme, usually martial in character, but sometimes used as a dirge.
1710–20; < Scots Gaelic piobaireachd piper music, equivalent to piobair piper (piob pipe1 + -air agent suffix ≪ Latin -ārius -ary) + -eachd noun suffix denoting quality or state
British Dictionary definitions for pibroch
pibroch (ˈpiːbrɒk, Gaelic ˈpiːbrɒx)
1.  a form of music for Scottish bagpipes, consisting of a theme and variations
2.  a piece of such music
[C18: from Gaelic piobaireachd, from piobair piper]

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"kind of bagpipe music," 1719, from Gael. piobaireachd, lit. "piper's art," from piobair "a piper" (from piob "pipe," an Eng. loan word) + -achd, suffix denoting function.
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