gangsa

noun
gang·​sa | \ ˈgäŋ-(ˌ)sä How to pronounce gangsa (audio) \
plural gangsas

Definition of gangsa

: any of a class of Indonesian metallophones with a set of tuned bars that are struck by a mallet or mallets: such as
b : saron

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History and Etymology for gangsa

Indonesian gambang gangsa, from gambang musical instrument consisting of bars struck by hammers + gangsa brass

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