cannonade

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French canonnade.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cannonade (plural cannonades)

  1. Firing artillery in a large amount for a length of time .
    • Prescott
      A furious cannonade was kept up from the whole circle of batteries on the devoted town.
  2. (figuratively) A loud noise like a cannonade; a booming.
    • Ewerson
      Blue Walden rolls its cannonade.

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Verb[edit]

cannonade (third-person singular simple present cannonades, present participle cannonading, simple past and past participle cannonaded)

  1. To discharge artillery fire.