gong

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See also: gòng, göng, gōng, gǒng, and gọng

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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From Malay gong

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gong (plural gongs)

  1. (music) A percussion instrument consisting of a metal disk that emits a sonorous sound when struck with a soft hammer.
  2. (UK, informal) A medal or award.

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

gong (third-person singular simple present gongs, present participle gonging, simple past and past participle gonged)

  1. To make the sound of a gong; to ring a gong.
    • 1903, H. G. Wells, The Truth About Pyecraft
      Poor old Pyecraft! He has just gonged, no doubt to order another buttered tea-cake!

Malay[edit]

Noun[edit]

gong

  1. a large gong
  2. sound of a gong

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

gong

  1. Nonstandard spelling of gōng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of gǒng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of gòng.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Norwegian[edit]

Noun[edit]

gong

  1. gong

Inflection[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

gong m (definite singular gongen; indefinite plural gonger [gongar]; definite plural gongene [gongane])

  1. time
    Kor mange gonger hende det?
    How many times did it happen?