Gamelin

gamelan

[gam-uh-lan, -luhn]
noun
an Indonesian orchestra consisting of bowed stringed instruments, flutes, and a great variety of percussion instruments.
Also, gamelin [gam-uh-lin] .


Origin:
1810–20; < Javanese, equivalent to gamel song accompanied by a gamelan + -an nominalizing suffix

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gamelan (ˈɡæmɪˌlæn)
 
n
a type of percussion orchestra common in the East Indies
 
[from Javanese]

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