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rebec

or re·beck

[ ree-bek ]
/ ˈri bɛk /
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noun
a Renaissance fiddle with a pear-shaped body tapering into a neck that ends in a sickle-shaped or scroll-shaped pegbox.
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Origin of rebec

1745–55; <Middle French; replacing Middle English ribibe<Old French rebebe ≪ Arabic rabābrebab
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rebec

rebeck

/ (ˈriːbɛk) /

noun
a medieval stringed instrument resembling the violin but having a lute-shaped body

Word Origin for rebec

C16: from Old French rebebe, from Arabic rebāb; perhaps also influenced by Old French bec beak
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