plural hsaing-waing
: a traditional Burmese musical ensemble consisting largely of drums and gongs
The gamelan is also closely related to other Southeast Asian ensembles that bear different names, such as … hsaing-waing of Myanmar (Burma), and the kulintang of the Philippines.Neil Sorrell, in Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, 2003

Word History

First Known Use

1992, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hsaing-waing was in 1992

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“Hsaing-waing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hsaing-waing. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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