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cannonade

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noun can·non·ade \ˌka-nə-ˈnād\

Simple Definition of cannonade

  • : an attack with cannons that continues for a long time

Full Definition of cannonade

  1. 1 :  a heavy fire of artillery

  2. 2 :  an attack (as with words) likened to artillery fire :  bombardment


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cannonade

verb can·non·ade

Definition of cannonade

cannonad·edcannonad·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to attack with or as if with artillery

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to deliver artillery fire



Examples of cannonade

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



1664

First Known Use of cannonade

1664


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