A medieval stringed instrument played with a bow, typically having three strings.
- Viols, rebecs, citterns, lutes, and wooden flutes help.
- The moment these records first appeared, pop groups were experimenting with sackbuts, rebecs and crumhorns.
- For example, they did not often gather together with harps and rebecks to celebrate their national glories, or to hymn their national heroes.
Late Middle English: from French, based on Arabic rabāb.
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