kenong

noun
ke·nong | \ˈke-ˌnȯŋ \
plural kenong or kenongs

Definition of kenong 

: a Southeast Asian gong chime of definite pitch in which each individual gong is set with its open side down on ropes within a square boxlike resonator In slow music it is often the practice to delay both the kenong and gong strokes until slightly after the beat.— Neil Sorrell, A Guide to the Gamelan, 1990

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First Known Use of kenong

1877, in the meaning defined above

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