- A series of musical variations for the bagpipes, usually martial or funerary in nature.
Etymology: From Gaelic píobaireachd "art of playing the bagpipes", from píobair "piper" + -achd suffix of function.
- 1908: He had heard the stirring pibrochs speed the Gordons in their fights, / It had borne them through the fire zone as they swung up Dargai's heights " E. G. Murphy, "The Doctor's Story" (Australian Ballads & Short Stories, Penguin 2003, p. 279)
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