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pibroch

[pee-brokh] /ˈpi brɒx/
noun
1.
(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.
Origin
1710-1720
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
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pibroch

/ˈpiːbrɒk; Gaelic ˈpiːbrɒx/
noun
1.
a form of music for Scottish bagpipes, consisting of a theme and variations
2.
a piece of such music
Word Origin
C18: from Gaelic piobaireachd, from piobair piper
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Word Origin and History for pibroch
n.

kind of bagpipe music, 1719, from Gaelic piobaireachd, literally "piper's art," from piobair "a piper" (from piob "pipe," an English loan word; see pipe (n.1)) + -achd, suffix denoting function.

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