Gamelan meaning

gămə-lăn
An Indonesian orchestra composed mainly of tuned percussion instruments such as bamboo xylophones, wooden or metal chimes, and gongs.
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A musical ensemble of Indonesia, consisting of wind, string, and percussion instruments, as flute, lute, gongs, drums, and bamboo xylophones.
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A genre of music of Indonesian origin typically featuring metallophones, xylophones, drums, gongs and a bamboo flute (called a siuling).
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The name of the ensemble performing this style of music.
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Origin of gamelan

  • Javanese from Old Javanese gamĕlan percussion instrument, ensemble of percussion instruments from gamĕl to play a percussion instrument

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Malay gamelan, from Javanese gamelan.

    From Wiktionary