kendang

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noun ken·dang \ˈken-ˌdäŋ\

Definition of kendang

plural

kendang

also

kendangs

  1. :  any of various double-headed drums of Indonesia and Malaysia The kendang is always the leading instrument in gamelan orchestras, regulating tempos and cueing transitions. — Jan Laurens Hartong, Musical Terms Worldwide, 2006

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Origin and Etymology of kendang

borrowed from Javanese kendhang, going back to Old Javanese kəṇḍaŋ “kind of drum”


First Known Use: 1913


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