1. a brand of acoustic guitar commonly used in country music, usually played on the lap and having a raised bridge and a metal resonator cone that produces a tremulous, moaning sound.
noun, plural Do·bros
  1. (lowercase) any guitar of this type. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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noun plural -bros
  1. trademark an acoustic guitar having a metal resonator built into the body
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Word Origin and History for dobro

1952, American English, contracted from the name of its Slovakia-born inventors, the Dopera Brothers (John, Rudy, Emil). The word also happens to mean "good thing" in Slovak. Patent filed 1947, claims use from 1929.

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