pibroch[pē′bräk′; Scot pē′bräkh′]
a piece of music for the bagpipe, consisting of a theme with variations, usually martial but sometimes dirgelike
Origin of pibrochGaelic piobaireachd, pipe music ; from piobair, piper ; from piob (; from pipe) a pipe, bagpipe
A series of variations on a martial theme or traditional dirge for the highland bagpipes.
Origin of pibrochScottish Gaelic pìobaireachd, pipe music, from pìobair, piper, from pìob, pipe, from Middle Irish píp, from Medieval Latin pīpa, from Vulgar Latin *pīpa; see pipe.
From Scottish Gaelic pìobaireachd (“act of playing the bagpipes”), from pìobaire (“piper”) + -achd abstract noun suffix.