Definition of gong in English:

gong

Syllabification: gong
Pronunciation: /gäNG, gôNG
 
 
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noun

  • A metal disk with a turned rim, giving a resonant note when struck: a dinner gong
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    • In the orchestra, I am thinking of using a certain number of brass and also metallic percussion: tubular bells, gongs, tam-tam, etc.
    • A variety of groups in the Hull area will be able to use the Gamelan - a set of chimes, gongs and tuned metal bars made in Java - being purchased by the city council with the help of a £9,000 award.
    • At once, the diminutive Goblin leapt off the platform and struck a gong, signalling the beginning of the final battle.

verb

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  • Sound a gong or make a sound like that of a gong being struck.
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    • Check out these 80 musicians from China who'll be gonging, cymbaling and bamboo-fluting their way through a performance at Penn's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
    • It was wonderfully meditative, and as I sat there cross-legged, gonging away and soaking up the mystical reverberations, I got to thinking.
    • Suddenly a bell gonged loudly through the palace.

Origin

early 17th century: from Malay gong, gung, of imitative origin.

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