gamelan

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noun gam·elan \ˈga-mə-ˌlan, -ˌlän\

Definition of gamelan

  1. :  an Indonesian orchestra made up especially of percussion instruments (such as gongs, xylophones, and drums)

Origin and Etymology of gamelan

borrowed from Javanese, going back to Old Javanese gamĕlan “percussion instrument, ensemble of percussion instruments,” from gamĕl- “playing of a percussion instrument” + -an, noun-forming suffix


First Known Use: 1816


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