Definition of pibroch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpiːbrɒk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpiːbrɑːk//
; BrE BrE//ˈpiːbrɒx//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpiːbrɑːx//
[countable, uncountable] Pieces of music
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a piece of music played on the bagpipes, especially at military occasions or funerals; music of this type See related entries: Pieces of music Word Originearly 18th cent.: from Scottish Gaelic piobaireachd ‘art of piping’, from piobair ‘piper’, from piob, from English pipe.