What is another word for gamelan?

Pronunciation: [ɡˈe͡ɪmlan] (IPA)

Gamelan is a type of traditional Indonesian music featuring a variety of percussive instruments such as gongs, xylophones, and drums. In Indonesian language, gamelan is a common term used to describe this type of music. However, in English language, there are several synonyms that can be used instead of gamelan to describe this traditional music. These include Javanese gamelan, Balinese gamelan, or simply, Indonesian percussion music. Other related words that can be used as synonyms for gamelan are gong ensemble, gamelan orchestra, and Bonang ensemble. These synonyms are commonly used in academic writings, performances, and other descriptions of traditional Indonesian music.

What are the hypernyms for Gamelan?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    music, indonesian music, ensemble music, Javanese music, Sundanese music.

What are the hyponyms for Gamelan?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for gamelan (as nouns)

Usage examples for Gamelan

Do you think I could play the gamelan in the great cities, the great palaces of Earth?"
John Holbrook Vance
We grow flowers, we play the gamelan."
John Holbrook Vance
First I'm going to shoot the palace, and you sitting here in the garden playing your gamelan.
John Holbrook Vance

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