rabab

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic رباب.

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rabab (plural rababs)

  1. An Arabian stringed instrument, played by plucking or with a bow.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 846:
      The hired musicians—rabab, hand drums, and ghärawnay, or Chinese flute—had learned “Kalinka” and “Ochi Chorniya”