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EnglishEdit

 
Gong (instrument)

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

 
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From Malay gong, possibly onomatopoeia.

NounEdit

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. (Britain, informal) A medal or award.
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VerbEdit

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

  1. (intransitive) 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!
  2. (transitive) To halt or disqualify (a contestant in a talent show) by ringing a gong.
    • 1996, Stephanie Holt, ‎Maryanne Lynch, Motherlode
      As she was gonged, host Daryl Somers swept rapidly across and salvaged an embarrassing situation by putting his arm around her and asking her whether she had children.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English gong, from Old English gong, where it was originally a variant of the noun gang (a going, walk, journey, way, etc.),[1] derived from the verb gangan (to go, walk, travel),[2] whose relation to go in Proto-Germanic remains unclear.[3] Doublet of English gang.

NounEdit

gong (plural gongs)

  1. (obsolete) An outhouse: an outbuilding used as a lavatory.
  2. (obsolete) The contents of an outhouse pit: shit.
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary. "† gong, n.¹". Oxford University Press (Oxford), 1900.
  2. ^ Oxford English Dictionary. "gang, n."
  3. ^ Oxford English Dictionary. "gang, v.¹" & "go, v."

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay gong.

NounEdit

gong m (plural gongs, diminutive gongetje n)

  1. gong, disc-shaped metal percussion instrument

IndonesianEdit

NounEdit

gong

  1. (music) a large gong

MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

gong (plural gong-gong)

  1. a large gong
  2. sound of a gong

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

gong

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

Usage notesEdit

  • 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 BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Malay gong

NounEdit

gong m (definite singular gongen, indefinite plural gonger, definite plural gongene)

  1. (music) a gong (percussion instrument)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the verb

NounEdit

gong m (definite singular gongen, indefinite plural gonger or gongar, definite plural gongene or gongane)

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

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Etymology 2Edit

From Malay gong

NounEdit

gong m (definite singular gongen, indefinite plural gongar, definite plural gongane)

  1. (music) a gong (percussion instrument)
SynonymsEdit

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SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay gong.

NounEdit

gong m (plural gongs)

  1. gong

See alsoEdit