kenong

noun ke·nong \ ˈke-ˌnȯŋ \

Definition of kenong

plural kenong or kenongs
: 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 SorrellA Guide to the Gamelan1990

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First Known Use of kenong

1877


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