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gamelan

[gam-uh-lan, -luh n] /ˈgæm əˌlæn, -lən/
noun
1.
an Indonesian orchestra consisting of bowed stringed instruments, flutes, and a great variety of percussion instruments.
Also, gamelin
[gam-uh-lin] /ˈgæm ə lɪn/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < Javanese, equivalent to gamel song accompanied by a gamelan + -an nominalizing suffix
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gamelan

/ˈɡæmɪˌlæn/
noun
1.
a type of percussion orchestra common in the East Indies
Word Origin
from Javanese
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Word Origin and History for gamelan
n.

"East Indian orchestra," 1817, from Javanese gamel "to handle."

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