cannonade


1can·non·ade

noun \ˌka-nə-ˈnād\

: an attack with cannons that continues for a long time

Full Definition of CANNONADE

1
:  a heavy fire of artillery
2
:  an attack (as with words) likened to artillery fire :  bombardment

Examples of CANNONADE

  1. The French directed a cannonade at the British for three hours.
  2. <the director of the sporting event was greeted at the scene with a cannonade of complaints>

First Known Use of CANNONADE

1562

2cannonade

verb
cannonad·edcannonad·ing

Definition of CANNONADE

transitive verb
:  to attack with or as if with artillery
intransitive verb
:  to deliver artillery fire

Examples of CANNONADE

  1. <the artillery cannonaded the enemy encampment all night>

First Known Use of CANNONADE

1664

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