Definition of Pibroch

1. Noun. Martial music with variations; to be played by bagpipes.




Definition of Pibroch

1. n. A Highland air, suited to the particular passion which the musician would either excite or assuage; generally applied to those airs that are played on the bagpipe before the Highlanders when they go out to battle.

Definition of Pibroch

1. Noun. A series of musical variations for the bagpipes, usually martial or funerary in nature. ¹

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Definition of Pibroch

1. a musical piece played on the bagpipe [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pibroch

piazza
piazzalike
piazzas
piazze
piazzian
pibal
pibals
pibble
pibbles
pibcorn
pibcorns
piberaline
pibgorn
piblokto
pibloktoq
pibroch (current term)
pibrochs
pic
pica
pica-pica
pica em
picacho
picachos
picadillo
picadillos
picador
picadores
picadors
pical
picalilli

Literary usage of Pibroch

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1. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"... See how they gather! Wide waves the eagle plume, Blended with heather. Cast your plaids, draw your blades, Forward each man set! pibroch of ..."

2. The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Baronet: With a Biographical and by Walter Scott, Francis Turner Palgrave (1893)
"This is a very ancient pibroch belonging to Clan MacDonald, ... Cast your plaids, draw your blades Forward each man set! pibroch of ..."

3. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers (1849)
"Cast your plaids, draw your blades, See how they gather ! Wide waves the eagle plume, Forward each man set ; pibroch of ..."

4. Poems of Places by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1876)
"Bend the musket, point, the rapier, Shift the brog for Lowland shoe, Scour the durk, and face the danger; Mackintosh has all to do. pibroch OF ..."

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