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gamelan

[ gam-uh-lan, -luhn ]
/ ˈgæm əˌlæn, -lən /
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noun

an Indonesian orchestra consisting of bowed stringed instruments, flutes, and a great variety of percussion instruments.

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Also gam·e·lin [gam-uh-lin]. /ˈgæm ə lɪn/.

Origin of gamelan

1810–20; <Javanese, equivalent to gamel song accompanied by a gamelan + -an nominalizing suffix
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gamelan
/ (ˈɡæmɪˌlæn) /

noun

a type of percussion orchestra common in the East Indies

Word Origin for gamelan

from Javanese
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