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GAMELAN

 Dictionary entry overview: What does gamelan mean? 

GAMELAN (noun)
  The noun GAMELAN has 1 sense:

1. a traditional Indonesian ensemble typically including many tuned percussion instruments including bamboo xylophones and wooden or bronze chimes and gongs

  Familiarity information: GAMELAN used as a noun is very rare.


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GAMELAN (noun)


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Meaning:

A traditional Indonesian ensemble typically including many tuned percussion instruments including bamboo xylophones and wooden or bronze chimes and gongs

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("gamelan" is a kind of...):

ensemble (a group of musicians playing or singing together)

Domain region:

Dutch East Indies; Indonesia; Republic of Indonesia (a republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islands; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1945; the principal oil producer in the Far East and Pacific regions)


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