Definition of Ribible

1. n. A small threestringed viol; a rebec.



Definition of Ribible

1. Noun. (obsolete) A small three-stringed viol; a rebec. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ribible

1. rebec [n -S] - See also: rebec

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ribible

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ribible (current term)
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Literary usage of Ribible

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1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"ribible, an obsolete instrument played by a bow. ... It has been -suggested that both ' rebec ' and ' ribible ' are derived from the Moorish word ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1901)
"Tyrwhitt informs us that what a ribible was is not known, ... The word ribible was, as noticed above, at one time pplied to the Jews' harp, ..."

3. Ancient Songs and Ballads from the Reign of King Henry the Second to the by William Carew Hazlitt (1877)
"The ribible and ... t The ribible was probably the REBEC or FIDDLE, which has been a popular instrument, and, ..."

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