su·​ling ˈsü-liŋ How to pronounce suling (audio)
plural suling
: any of various side-blown or end-blown bamboo flutes of Southeast Asia
Often the kecapi and suling play the same melody, though the suling dominates.R. Anderson Sutton, Calling Back the Spirit, 2002

Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of suling was in 1820

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“Suling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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