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dong 1

Pronunciation: /dôNG/

verb

[no object]
(Of a bell) make a deep resonant sound.

noun

1The deep resonant sound of a large bell.
Example sentences
  • Annabelle finished the sonnet with one soft rippling sound on the higher notes and then a single dong of two of the lowest.
  • He suddenly awoke when he heard 3 dongs of the town's bell that meant trouble.
  • We lay for a while before starting breakfast, warm in our bags, savouring the view and at the same time listening to the donging reverberations of a bellbird calling his good-morning song.
2 vulgar slang A penis.

Origin

Late 16th century: imitative.

Words that rhyme with dong

along, belong, bong, chaise longue, Geelong, gong, Guangdong, Haiphong, Heilong, Hong Kong, Jong, King Kong, long, mah-jong, Mao Zedong, Mekong, nong, pong, prolong, sarong, Shillong, song, souchong, strong, thong, throng, tong, Vietcong, wrong

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dong 2

Pronunciation: /dôNG/

noun

The basic monetary unit of Vietnam, equal to 100 xu.
Example sentences
  • For example, in Vietnam, $1 equals 15,700 dong.
  • According to the report, he said the project will cost about 82 billion dong (5.85 million dollars) and will be covered by the budgets of the central and local governments.
  • In December, Vietnam will host the 22nd version of the South-East Asian Games, which is exacted to cost Vietnam about 411 billion dong.

Origin

From Vietnamese dông 'coin'.

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