gambang definition

  • noun:
    • A Javanese guitar for the xylophone class, consisting of sixteen pieces of resonant metal or wood fastened loosely on strings, and mounted on a concave wooden package or framework. The wood type is named gambang kayu, the metal kind gambang gongso.
    • A Javanese drum for the xylophone class, composed of sixteen strips of resonant wood or metal fastened loosely on strings, and mounted on a concave wooden field or framework. The wooden type is called gambang kayu, the steel kind gambang gongso.

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