Three-stringed musical instrument played with a bow. [< Ar. rabab = a stringed instrument resembling a fiddle] -

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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  • Ribible — Rib i*ble, n. [See {Ribibe}.] A small threestringed viol; a rebec. Moore (Encyc. of Music). [1913 Webster] All can be play on gittern or ribible. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ribible — /ri bibˈl or ri bīˈbl/ noun A rebeck • • • Main Entry: ↑ribibe …   Useful english dictionary

  • ribibe — /ribˈib or ri bībˈ/ (obsolete) noun 1. A rebeck 2. An old crone ORIGIN: See ↑rebeck • • • ribible /ri bibˈl or ri bīˈbl/ noun A rebeck …   Useful english dictionary

  • rubible — variant of ribible Obs …   Useful english dictionary

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