gong chime


: any of a class of chiefly southeast Asian musical instruments (such as the bonang or kulintang) consisting of a set of pot-shaped bossed gongs of definite pitch that are normally played with the open side down and suspended on a frame
The gong chime is found in several countries, and consists of a number of gongs tuned according to the varying scales used.James Holland, Percussion, 1981

Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gong chime was in 1891

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“Gong chime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gong%20chime. Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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