angklung

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noun ang·klung \ˈäŋ-ˌklüŋ\
variants: less commonly

anklung

or

anklong

Definition of angklung

plural

angklungs

also

anklungs

or

anklongs

  1. :  a percussion instrument of Indonesia and Malaysia consisting of a frame holding vertical bamboo tubes of different lengths and pitches which are struck with mallets or shaken

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Origin and Etymology of angklung

borrowed from Javanese or Sundanese angklung (phonetically aŋkluŋ); ankloung borrowed from French, borrowed from Dutch ankloeng, borrowed from Javanese or Sundanese


First Known Use: 1820


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