In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- When Ella heard the bong of the palace clock striking, she counted the eleven strikes.
- Depending on which band you are listening to, pan music can be raucous and noisy, a riotous volley of plinks, clangs and bongs, or it can be like notes on velvet.
- For a loose definition of the sound, imagine repetitive bong hits.
- The 12 bongs at midday and midnight take 54 seconds to sound.
- It made a loud bong and a huge crash in the next room.
- The grandfather clock in the corner struck eleven o'clock and let out a deep bong sound.
- Most of the time things are OK, but once a month or so I close the lid and I hear the bong chime of the computer restarting.
- The "bongs" of Big Ben will be heard for the last time on Saturday before it falls silent for a month for maintenance work.
- Bong! for one o'clock; bong! bong! for two o'clock, and so forth.
- Those who have to listen to the bongs and chimes of All Through the Night all through the night have had enough.
- ‘The Bongs’ at the beginning of the Six O'Clock News are one of the key anchors in a Radio Four listener's day.
- They made a very sonorous and resonant bong.
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