Rebec

Re'bec (rē'bĕk) noun [ French, from Italian ribeca , ribeba , from Arabic rabāb a musical instrument of a round form.] 1. (Mus.) An instrument formerly used which somewhat resembled the violin, having three strings, and being played with a bow. [ ...
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rebec

1. An instrument formerly used which somewhat resembled the violin, having three strings, and being played with a bow. ... Alternative forms: rebeck] 'He turn'd his rebec to a mournful note.' (Drayton) ... 2. A contemptuous term applied to an old woman. ... Origin: F, fr. It. Ribeca, ribeba, fr. Ar. Rabab a musical instrument of a round form. ... S...
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Rebec

• (n.) An instrument formerly used which somewhat resembled the violin, having three strings, and being played with a bow. • (n.) A contemptuous term applied to an old woman.
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rebec

bowed, stringed musical instrument of European medieval and early Renaissance music. It was originally called a rubebe, developed about the 11th ... [3 related articles]
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Rebec

The Rebec is an obsolete form of stringed musical instrument of Middle Eastern origin which was popular during the Middle Ages. It was the precursor of the viol, was shaped somewhat like a mandolin, had three gut strings and was played with a bow. Henry VIII included the instrument in his state band, but later it was rarely used except by street mu...
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rebec

rebec (rē'bek) , one of the earliest forms of the violin. It was pear-shaped, had from three to five strings, and possessed a strident tone. Its use, which began in the 13th cent., was to play melodies of popular songs and dance music, accompanied by percussion. The rebec, prevalent in Eur...
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Rebec

mediaeval bowed instrument with three strings, and a bowl backed body carved from solid wood.
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Rebec

The rebec (sometimes rebecha, rebeckha, and other spellings, pronounced k or k) is a bowed stringed instrument of the Renaissance era. In its most common form, it has a narrow boat-shaped body and 1-5 strings. Played on the arm or under the chin, it is an ancestor of the violin. == Origins == Popular in the 15th and 16th centuries, the introductio...
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Rebec

Medieval bowed-string instrument, often with a pear-shaped body.
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rebec

medieval musical instrument like a mandolin or viol
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