A percussion instrument of Chinese origin, consisting of a great, round, thick disk of metal suspended in a frame and struck with a padded stick. When it is struck it produces a very loud sound with a fundamental note and rich overtones. Even though the gong produces a fundamental pitch, it is typically considered a non- pitched instrument.See also tam-tam.percussion instrument originating in the orient. it consists of a vertically suspended concave piece of metal, struck with a padded stick<br><br>A large suspended cymbal that is struck with a large felt mallet. It has it's roots in the orient.