from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An Indonesian orchestra composed mainly of tuned percussion instruments such as bamboo xylophones, wooden or metal chimes, and gongs.
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- n. A genre of music of Indonesian origin typically featuring metallophones, xylophones, drums, gongs and a bamboo flute (called a siuling).
- n. The name of the ensemble performing this style of music.
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- n. a traditional Indonesian ensemble typically including many tuned percussion instruments including bamboo xylophones and wooden or bronze chimes and gongs
Javanese, from Old Javanese gamĕlan, percussion instrument, ensemble of percussion instruments, from gamĕl, to play a percussion instrument.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Malay gamelan, from Javanese gamelan. (Wiktionary)