Gong metal
Gong 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. [1913 Webster]

O'er distant deserts sounds the Tartar gong. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

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}. [1913 Webster]

{Gong metal}, an alloy (78 parts of copper, 22 of tin), from which Oriental gongs are made. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Gong — 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. [1913 Webster] O er distant deserts… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gong bell — Gong 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. [1913 Webster] O er distant… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • GONG — Instrument à percussion, métallophone à son déterminé, le gong fait partie, comme les cymbales, des idiophones à plaques. Il est formé d’un disque de bronze ou de cuivre, au bord recourbé (le disque de la cymbale a le bord «libre»); il est… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • gong — GONG, gonguri, s.n. Disc de metal care, lovit cu un ciocănel special, produce un sunet caracteristic, fiind întrebuinţat ca instrument muzical sau de chemare, de semnalizare. ♦ Sunet emis (ca semnal) de acest disc. – Din fr., engl. gong. Trimis… …   Dicționar Român

  • gong´like´ — gong «gng, gong», noun. 1. a large piece of metal shaped like a bowl or a saucer which makes a loud, resonant sound when struck. A gong is a kind of bell. »A gong sounded the hour of dinner. 2. Music. a metal disk with a turned up rim, which… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gong — ► NOUN 1) a metal disc with a turned rim, giving a resonant note when struck. 2) Brit. informal a medal or decoration. ► VERB ▪ sound a gong or make a sound like that of a gong. ORIGIN Malay …   English terms dictionary

  • gong — [gɔŋ US go:ŋ, ga:ŋ] n [Date: 1600 1700; : Mala] 1.) a round piece of metal that hangs in a frame and which you hit with a stick to give a deep ringing sound. It is used as a musical instrument or to announce that a meal is ready 2.) BrE informal… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gong — [ gɔŋ ] noun count 1. ) a large circular metal object hanging from a frame. You hit it to make a loud deep noise. 2. ) BRITISH INFORMAL a MEDAL …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gong — o gongo (plural gongs) sustantivo masculino 1. Instrumento musical de percusión compuesto de un disco de metal suspendido de un soporte que se golpea con una maza …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Gong — Tamtam redirects here. For other uses, see Tamtam (disambiguation). This article is about the musical instrument. For other uses, see Gong (disambiguation). See also: slit gong A gong collection in a Gamelan ensemble of instrum …   Wikipedia

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