Etymology
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gong (n.)

c. 1600, from Malay (Austronesian) gong, which is probably imitative of its sound when struck. As a verb by 1853. Related: Gonged; gonging.

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Definitions of gong
1
gong (n.)
a percussion instrument consisting of a metal plate that is struck with a softheaded drumstick;
Synonyms: tam-tam
gong (n.)
a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument;
Synonyms: chime / bell
2
gong (v.)
sound a gong;
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