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English Dictionary: Gong by the DICT Development Group
3 results for Gong
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a percussion instrument consisting of a metal plate that is struck with a softheaded drumstick
    Synonym(s): gong, tam-tam
  2. a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument
    Synonym(s): chime, bell, gong
  1. sound a gong
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gong \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.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gong \Gong\, n.
      1. [Malayan (Jav.) g[omac]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.
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