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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.]
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(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]
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(ˈpi brɒx)

a series of martial or dirgelike variations for the Scottish Highlands bagpipe.
[1710–20; < Scottish Gaelic piobaireachd piper music, derivative of piobair piper]
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A Scottish word for a piece of bagpipe music.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pibroch - martial music with variations; to be played by bagpipes
martial music, military march, military music - brisk marching music suitable for troops marching in a military parade
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References in classic literature ?
But Robin only held out his hand as if to ask for silence, and struck into the slow measure of a pibroch. It was a fine piece of music in itself, and nobly played; but it seems, besides, it was a piece peculiar to the Appin Stewarts and a chief favourite with Alan.
In spite of her immense age (three, years), it rang between the canon-like frames as a pibroch rings in a mountain pass; the fanners changed their note, and repeated it up in every gallery; and the broad-winged drones, burly and eager, ended it on one nerve-thrilling outbreak of bugles: "La Reine le veult!
I don't understand pibroch The delicate fingering flings the notes Up like a shower of diamond drops Ay, the legends the plaintive notes cwid tell bide as a mystery tae me an aa and lang may it be so as it's a vital pairt o the tradition at's unique an portray't sae weel at the Heilan games.
A buzzard crossed the airspace above the broch, looking down, and unfurled a long down-curving pibroch cry of assent.
He entered the Class three section of the Competitive League for Amateur Solo Pipers and won his gongs in the Pibroch category.
Ted Hughes' contemplation of time's agelessness as manifested in a place, in the poem Pibroch, presents a new way of looking at the universe.
The very last scene of the film is confusing at best, as Chris appears to be seeking personal solace in a lone pilgrimage to the standing stones (themselves minimised as a trope in the film), while a disembodied piper seems to have popped out for a quick pibroch (as you do), to play 'The Flowers of the Forest'.
Pibroch is a form of music played on what instrument?
Finally, welcome back to Malcolm Stewart's sweet-toned violin on a medium price Hyperion reissue where he plays Sir Alexander Mackenzie's Concerto and the Pibroch Suite, Victorian romanticism of a high order.
Pibroch is a form of music for which traditional instrument?
He would have been alert to the possibility of confusing his Scottish dialects, of course, after Brougham had ridiculed him for misusing the Gaelic word "Pibroch" for "bagpipe" in the poem "Lachin y Gair" in his review of Hours of Idleness.
OK, a 4am pibroch may be deemed a bit much - unless of course it's Ne'erday.