The rebab is a string instrument originating in the Middle East. There are usually two or three strings. Shown here are spiked varieties which are to be played with a bow.
Keywordsmusical instrument, turkey, string instrument, Middle Eastern instrument, rebab, spike fidde, rebap, rabab, rebeb, Middle East music
William Dwight Whitney The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1911)