gong

noun \ ˈgäŋ , ˈgȯŋ \

Definition of gong

1 :a disk-shaped percussion instrument that produces a resounding tone when struck with a usually padded hammer
2 a :a saucer-shaped bell (as in a fire alarm) that is struck by a mechanical hammer
b :a wire rod wound in a flat spiral for sounding the time or chime or alarm (as in a clock)
3 British :medal

gong

intransitive verb

Examples of gong in a Sentence

  1. They sounded a gong to summon us to dinner.

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Origin and Etymology of gong

Malay & Javanese, of imitative origin

GONG Defined for English Language Learners

gong

noun

Definition of gong for English Language Learners

  • : a large metal disc that makes a deep ringing sound when it is struck with a padded hammer

  • : a medal or award


GONG Defined for Kids

gong

noun \ ˈgäŋ , ˈgȯŋ \

Definition of gong for Students

:a metallic disk that produces a harsh ringing tone when struck


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