- rhythm instrument of a gong kebyar
- set of small cymbals attached to a base, often in the form of a turtle, which, when struck rapidly by a similar pair of cymbals held in the hand of the player, provides a rapid and varying rhythmic accompaniment to many types of Balinese music
Kanti cara cengceng kebes Memene I Made ngorahin, ngonkon ngedasin kamarne.[example 1]
Despite I Made’s mother yelling at him like a rapid clashing of cracked cymbals way, I Made still didn’t clean up his room (said of a person who talks a great deal).
Meme kualonne lamis cara cengceng kebes.[example 2]
Step mother is fussy like small broken gong. It means to be fussy and to talk a lot. (a saying)
Sang Prabu Rahwana nyengcengang gumine di Lengka Pura[example 3]
King Rawana rules the kingdom of Alengka Pura.
Cengceng bleganjure gede-gede munyinne masi gede[example 4]
Sound of small gong for bleganjur is loud and also hard.
Refers to someone who talks a lot. Kebes means broken off at the edge, cengceng is so broken makes a louder sound that normal
- Fred Eiseman
- Kamus Bali-Indonesia tahun 1977 hal 127