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Meaning of GONG

Pronunciation:  gong

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a percussion instrument consisting of vertical metal tubes of different lengths that are struck with a hammer
  2. [n]  a percussion instrument consisting of a metal plate that is struck with a soft-headed drumstick
  3. [v]  sound a gong

GONG is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: bell, chime, tam-tam
 See Also: carillon, handbell, percussion instrument, percussive instrument, sound



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gong\, n. [AS. gong, gang, a going, passage, drain. See
    A privy or jakes. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    {Gong farmer}, {Gong man}, a cleaner of privies. [Obs.]
  2. \Gong\, n.
    1. [Malayan (Jav.) g[=o]ng.] An instrument, first used in the
       East, made of an alloy of copper and tin, shaped like a
       disk with upturned rim, and producing, when struck, a
       harsh and resounding noise.
             O'er distant deserts sounds the Tartar gong.
    2. (Mach.) A flat saucerlike bell, rung by striking it with a
       small hammer which is connected with it by various
       mechanical devices; a stationary bell, used to sound calls
       or alarms; -- called also {gong bell}.
    {Gong metal}, an alloy (78 parts of copper, 22 of tin), from
       which Oriental gongs are made.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Hearing the sound of a gong in your dream means a false alarm of illness.
Thesaurus Terms
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