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  • (Soundbite of kalimba) Mr. BERGMAN: And then there's this other one that we ended up using which is also kind of gong-like and bassy.

    NOMO: The Sonic Maelstrom Of 'Ghost Rock'

  • His preparations are more metallic sounding than mine – I go for a more gong-like sound with my preparations.

    Fingerpainting Photos and the much anticpated Prepared Piano Photos | Live Granades

  • This hideous apparition, inconceivably drunk, has a terrible power of making a gong-like imitation of the braying of an ass: which feat requires that he should lay his right jaw in his begrimed right paw, double himself up, and shake his bray out of himself, with much staggering on his next-to-no legs, and much twirling of his horrible broom, as if it were a mop.

    The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

  • Most of the tracks follow the pattern of the lead entry, “Saturday Night,” which is built from little more than a handful of acoustic knocks and pings, with the occasional gong-like reverberation — like a DJ doing his best to entertain a crowd during a blackout.

    Disquiet » Spare MP3 Album

  • The spell, whatever it was, caused no visible damage to the shield, though a deep, gong-like note reverberated from it - an oddly chilling sound.

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • Mr. Kwon-Taek has integrated his narrative with the ancient operatic tradition of pansori - an audience-arousing art form combining dance, music and song, all punctuated by the rhythmic beating of a gong-like drum.

    A Sinking Lily Bart and Her Unforgiving Circle

  • Miniature belfries were attached to the wooden frames on the backs of carrying oxen, and were it not for the huge tenor bell and its gong-like sound keeping the animal in motion, the slow pace would be slower still.

    Across China on Foot

  • That gong-like humming came down very close over our heads as I spoke, but it was my friend's scared face that really stopped my mouth.

    The Willows

  • "And that," I went on, determined to have it all out, pointing upwards where the gong-like note hummed ceaselessly, rising and falling like wind.

    The Willows

  • But, also, there was something more in it -- something gong-like and metallic, yet at the same time oddly and suspiciously human.

    The Human Chord

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