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gamelan Explained

gamelan at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

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

gamelan at Indonesian => English Of Explained:

gamelan

gamelan at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Indigenous orchestra of Java and Bali, and more generally of Indonesia and Malaysia, usually consisting largely of gongs, xylophones, and metallophones (rows of tuned metal bars struck with a mallet). Gamelan polyphony is complex and many-voiced. The melody is taken by the voice, flute, or rebab (a bowed stringed instrument); under it, most of the other instruments provide rhythmic paraphrases of the melody, producing a shimmering, variegated texture. The gamelan has influenced such Western composers as C. Debussy, O. Messiaen, J. Cage, S. Reich, and P. Glass.

gamelan at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

gamelan
n : a traditional Indonesian ensemble typically including many
tuned percussion instruments including bamboo xylophones
and wooden or bronze chimes and gongs

gamelan at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Pronunciation

* Inter: audio » en-uk-gamelan.ogg|Audio (UK)

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » ms|en Inter: term » gamelan|lang=ms, from Inter: etyl » jv|en Inter: term » gamelan|lang=jv.

Noun

Inter: en-noun » -
  • A genre of music of Indonesian origin typically featuring metallophones, xylophones, drums, gongs and a bamboo flute (called a siuling).
    1. The name of the ensemble performing this style of music.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » genre of music

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|غاميلان
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|गमेलन
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|gamalan|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|ガムラン|tr=gamuran
  • Javanese: Inter: t- » jv|gamelan

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Malay:
    • : Rumi: Inter: t- » ms|gamelan
    • : Jawi: Inter: t- » ms|ݢميلن|sc=Arab
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|гамелан
    • Thai: Inter: t- » th|กาเมลัน


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » ensemble
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|gamalan|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Music -

    Javanese

    Etymology

    Inter: suffix » gamel|gloss1=to strike, hit|an|lang=jv.

    Noun

    Inter: head » jv|noun
  • gamelan Inter: gloss » genre of music

    Descendants

    Inter: top » 2
    • Inter: etyl » ar|-: Inter: l » ar|غاميلان|tr=ghaamiilaan
    • Inter: etyl » en|-: Inter: l » en|gamelan
    • Inter: etyl » hi|-: Inter: l » hi|गमेलन|tr=gamelana
    • Inter: etyl » ga|-: Inter: l » ga|gamalan


    Inter: mid » 2
  • Inter: etyl » ja|-: Inter: l » ja|ガムラン|tr=gamuran
  • Inter: etyl » ms|-: Inter: l » ms|gamelan / Inter: l » ms|ݢميلن|sc=Arab
  • Inter: etyl » ru|-: Inter: l » ru|гамелан|tr=gamelan
  • Inter: etyl » th|-: Inter: l » th|กาเมลัน|tr=kamelan

  • Inter: botto » m
    Category: Category:jv:Music -

    Malay

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » jv|ms Inter: term » gamelan|lang=jv.

    Alternative forms

    * Inter: l » ms|ݢميلن|sc=Arab

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /gamelan/|lang=ms
    • Inter: rhymes » elan|lan|an|lang=ms

      Noun

      Inter: head » ms|noun|Jawi spelling|{{l|ms|ݢميلن|sc=Arab}}


  • gamelan Inter: gloss » genre of music

    Descendants

    Inter: top » 2
  • Inter: etyl » ar|-: Inter: l » ar|غاميلان|tr=ghaamiilaan
  • Inter: etyl » en|-: Inter: l » en|gamelan
  • Inter: etyl » hi|-: Inter: l » hi|गमेलन|tr=gamelana
  • Inter: etyl » ga|-: Inter: l » ga|gamalan

  • Inter: mid » 2
    • Inter: etyl » ja|-: Inter: l » ja|ガムラン|tr=gamuran
    • Inter: etyl » ru|-: Inter: l » ru|гамелан|tr=gamelan
    • Inter: etyl » th|-: Inter: l » th|กาเมลัน|tr=kamelan


    Inter: botto » m
    Category: Category:ms:Music -
    Translation: fr » gamelan
    Translation: id » gamelan
    Translation: nl » gamelan
    Translation: ta » gamelan
    Translation: zh » gamelan