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dobro Syllabification: do·bro
Pronunciation: /ˈdōbrō/

Definition of dobro in English:

noun (plural dobros)

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A type of acoustic guitar with steel resonating disks inside the body under the bridge.
Example sentences
  • Baxter is probably best known as the ace pedal steel, banjo, dobro, guitar, all-'round musical utility guy for many musicians.
  • Fiddles, dobros, and crying steel guitars abound, doing a superb job of complementing Bentley's strong, deep voice and good lyrics.
  • We had the autoharp and the dobro come in at the same time, and they are kind of rear-ish in the mix.


1950s: from Do(pěra) Bro(thers), the Czech-American inventors of the instrument.

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