- a slightly convex metallic disk that gives a loud, resonant tone when struck: used as a signal, percussion instrument, etc.
- a saucer-shaped bell with such a tone
- Brit., Slang a medal
Origin of gongMalay gu?: echoic
- A rimmed metal disk that produces a loud, sonorous tone when struck with a padded mallet.
- A usually saucer-shaped bell that is struck with a mechanically operated hammer.
intransitive verbgonged, gong·ing, gongs
To make the sound of a gong.
Origin of gongMalay
(third-person singular simple present gongs, present participle gonging, simple past and past participle gonged)
- To make the sound of a gong; to ring a gong.
OriginSee also: gòng
From Malay gong