verb (used without object)
Origin of gong
Examples from the Web for gong
Contemporary Examples of gong
In 2011, the wires were clogged with stories of a potential Peace Prize gong for Julian Assange.Nobel Nomination Nonsense
January 30, 2014
She was tasked by Kofi Annan to be a United Nations Messenger of Peace, an appropriately meaningless, but distinguished, gong.Jane Goodall’s Troubling, Error-Filled New Book, ‘Seeds of Hope’
March 26, 2013
When Jagger finally got his gong in 2002, Prince Charles stood in for his mother.Did Jagger and Princess Margaret Have a Fling?
July 17, 2012
Historical Examples of gong
The sound of a gong within the house floated through the still June air.Viviette
William J. Locke
The sound of the gong, seconded by the electrifying and resonant "Aboard!"
Unfortunately the gong was inexpressive of the mood of the person who beat upon it.Alice Adams
Sandy promised; and then the gong rang and the boys and girls hurried into the school.Frank Roscoe's Secret
The performance was hardly completed when the gong rang for supper.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
Word Origin for gong
c.1600, from Malay gong, probably imitative of its sound when struck. As a verb from 1903.