gambang

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noun gam·bang \ˈgäm-ˌbäŋ\

Definition of gambang

plural

gambangs

  1. :  an Indonesian instrument like a xylophone with wooden or bamboo bars that rest on an oblong boxlike wooden resonator School children often learn basic music on instruments such as a suling, angklung or gambang. — Sally Heinrich, Key into Indonesia, 2005

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Origin and Etymology of gambang

borrowed from Javanese, going back to Old Javanese gambaŋ


First Known Use: 1845


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