gong


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Synonyms for gong

a percussion instrument consisting of a metal plate that is struck with a softheaded drumstick

a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer

sound a gong

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Then the King rang his gong and told his guards to drag out the General and throw him away; which they did.
The car started with a great clanging of its gong, and, as Jimmy's gang drove off the last assailants, they, too, jumped off to finish the job.
The boom of the gong sounded from the house, and we went in together.
Instead of the gong for dinner, let us hear a whistle from the Spartan fife.
The sound of the dinner gong boomed through the house.
The conductor clanged the gong, and the two couples separated in a sudden hubbub of farewell.
He stretched out his hand and struck a silver gong which had been left within his reach.
The window contained photographs of more or less undressed dancing girls; nondescript packages in wrappers like patent medicines; closed yellow paper envelopes, very flimsy, and marked two-and-six in heavy black figures; a few numbers of ancient French comic publications hung across a string as if to dry; a dingy blue china bowl, a casket of black wood, bottles of marking ink, and rubber stamps; a few books, with titles hinting at impropriety; a few apparently old copies of obscure newspapers, badly printed, with titles like THE TORCH, THE GONG - rousing titles.
After looking at Messrs Parkes and Cobb for some time in silence, he clapped his two hands to his cheeks, and sent forth a roar which made the glasses dance and rafters ring--a long-sustained, discordant bellow, that rolled onward with the wind, and startling every echo, made the night a hundred times more boisterous--a deep, loud, dismal bray, that sounded like a human gong.
These streets were huge canyons formed by towering black buildings, echoing with the clang of car gongs and the shouts of drivers; the people who swarmed in them were as busy as ants--all hurrying breathlessly, never stopping to look at anything nor at each other.
The musicians took up a position inside, and were vigorously performing on their gongs, tam-tams, flutes, bones, tambourines, and immense drums.
It seemed as though I was listening to the tones of the gongs in the Palace of the Capital.
The Book of Army Management says: On the field of battle, the spoken word does not carry far enough: hence the institution of gongs and drums.
When the gongs sounded for the banquet, he went with her into the tent where her grandfather had seats.
The gongs beat with a deafening din as the doors of the shrine open and the monkey-god is revealed; almost the whole congregation rivet ecstatic eyes on him.