EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GONG
The sound of a gong within the house floated through the still June air.
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.
Sandy promised; and then the gong rang and the boys and girls hurried into the school.
The performance was hardly completed when the gong rang for supper.
From below came the clanging of Gaskin's gong announcing dinner.
Then the priests strike the gong and beat the drum and read from the holy books.
But on the fast new liners this pacer was replaced by a gong.
Down at its bottom men shoveling coal to the clang of its gong.
Good-night, señor, you can strike the gong when you wish for a servant and a light.
c.1600, from Malay gong, probably imitative of its sound when struck. As a verb from 1903.