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cannonade (plural cannonades)
- The firing of artillery for a length of time.
- 1855–1858, William H[ickling] Prescott, History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain, volume (please specify |volume=I to III), Boston, Mass.: Phillips, Sampson, and Company, →OCLC:
- A furious cannonade was kept up from the whole circle of batteries on the devoted town.
- (figuratively) A loud noise like a cannonade; a booming.
- 1867, Ralph Waldo Emerson, “May-Day”, in May-Day and Other Pieces, Boston, Mass.: Ticknor and Fields, →OCLC, page 11:
- Not for a regiment's parade, / Nor evil laws or rulers made, / Blue Walden rolls its cannonade, […]
firing of artillery
cannonade (third-person singular simple present cannonades, present participle cannonading, simple past and past participle cannonaded)