Meaning of gong

gong

Pronunciation: (gông, gong), [key]
— n.
  1. a large bronze disk, of Asian origin, having an upturned rim, that produces a vibrant, hollow tone when struck, usually with a stick or hammer that has a padded head.
  2. a shallow bell sounded by a hammer operated electrically or mechanically: The fire-alarm system will automatically sound the gong.
  3. (in a clock or watch) a rod or wire, either straight or bent into a spiral, on which the time is struck.
  4. a medal or military decoration.
—v.i.
  1. to sound as a gong does; ring, chime, or reverberate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: