pibroch(redirected from Piobaireachd)
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A series of variations on a martial theme or traditional dirge for the highland bagpipes.
[Scottish Gaelic pìobaireachd, pipe music, from pìobair, piper, from pìob, pipe, from Middle Irish píp, from Medieval Latin pīpa, from Vulgar Latin *pīpa; see pipe.]
pibroch(ˈpiːbrɒk; Gaelic ˈpiːbrɒx)
1. (Music, other) a form of music for Scottish bagpipes, consisting of a theme and variations
2. (Music, other) a piece of such music
[C18: from Gaelic piobaireachd, from piobair piper]
a series of martial or dirgelike variations for the Scottish Highlands bagpipe.
[1710–20; < Scottish Gaelic piobaireachd piper music, derivative of piobair piper]
A Scottish word for a piece of bagpipe music.