Definitions for gamelanˈgæm əˌlæn, -lən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
gam•e•lanˈgæm əˌlæn, -lən(n.)
an Indonesian orchestra consisting of bowed stringed instruments, flutes, and a great variety of percussion instruments.
Category: Music and Dance
Origin of gamelan:
a traditional Indonesian ensemble typically including many tuned percussion instruments including bamboo xylophones and wooden or bronze chimes and gongs
A genre of music of Indonesian origin typically featuring metallophones, xylophones, drums, gongs and a bamboo flute (called a siuling).
The name of the ensemble performing this style of music.
Origin: From gamel.