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See ribibe.


ribible (plural ribibles)

  1. (obsolete) A small three-stringed viol; a rebec.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Moore (Encyc. of Music) to this entry?)
    All can be play on gittern or ribible. — Chaucer.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ribible in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)