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also re·beck  (rē′bĕk′)
n. Music
A pear-shaped, two-stringed or three-stringed medieval instrument, played with a bow.

[French, from Old French, alteration (influenced by bec, beak, from its shape) of rebebe, from Old Provençal rebeb, from Arabic rabāb, from rabba, to be master, control; see rbb in Semitic roots.]


(ˈriːbɛk) or


(Instruments) a medieval stringed instrument resembling the violin but having a lute-shaped body
[C16: from Old French rebebe, from Arabic rebāb; perhaps also influenced by Old French bec beak]


or re•beck

(ˈri bɛk)

a Renaissance fiddle with a pear-shaped body tapering into a neck with a sickle-shaped or scroll-shaped end.
[1500–10; < Middle French; replacing Middle English ribibe < Old French rebebe « Arabic rabāb a Near Eastern fiddle with one to three strings]
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Flamenco owes its existence to the Moorish invaders in the 8th century who not only brought their music to the region but also the rebec, the spiritual ancestor of the guitar.
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The Rebec research group localized this effect to the nucleus accumbens by showing that if GLT1 was blocked in this brain region even after ceftriaxone treatment, the rats would relapse.
From the Syriac music, artist Mahmoud al-Aqeal performed a solo at the rebec, and after that, the musical piece of "al-Osfor was played.
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Although still being studied, it is hypothesized that different restorative processes to the brain occur during each stage of this sleep architecture (Grove & Rebec, 1992; Lavie, 1996; Neikrug & Ancoli-Israel, 2010).
What is a rebec - an antelope, an early stringed instrument or a nonalphabetic key on a keyboard?
What is a rebec - an antelope, an early guarantees another person's liabilities?
The play opened with the singers and two instrumentalists, the rebec and recorder players, and the others grouped inside the entrance at the back of the nave.
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