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onslaught

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noun on·slaught \ˈän-ˌslȯt, ˈȯn-\

Simple Definition of onslaught

  • : a violent attack

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of onslaught

  1. :  an especially fierce attack; also :  something resembling such an attack <an onslaught of technological changes>

Examples of onslaught in a sentence

  1. an onslaught by the enemy

  2. <the massive onslaught of enemy troops caught the country by surprise>



Origin of onslaught

modification of Dutch aanslag act of striking; akin to Old English an on and to Old English slēan to strike — more at slay


First Known Use: circa 1625


ONSLAUGHT Defined for Kids

onslaught

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noun on·slaught \ˈän-ˌslȯt, ˈȯn-\

Definition of onslaught for Students

  1. :  a violent attack





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