pibroch

Part of speech: noun

Wild, irregular martial music of the bagpipe.

Part of speech: noun

A bagpipe.

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Usage examples "pibroch":

  1. There's the MacAlpin threats me with all his clan if I dinna give you to him; and Mackay is not behindhand, but will come down with pibroch and braidsword and five hundred caterans to pay his court to you, and make short work of all others. - "Two Penniless Princesses", Charlotte M. Yonge.
  2. There sat the piper on the swivel, ready to sound a pibroch the moment they should have reached the shelter of the bored craig- his signal being Malcolm's whistle. - "Malcolm", George MacDonald.
  3. The war- note of Lochiel, which Albyn's hills Have heard- and heard, too, have her Saxon foes:- How in the noon of night that pibroch thrills, Savage and shrill! - "The American Union Speaker", John D. Philbrick.