blitzkrieg

noun blitz·krieg \ -ˌkrēg \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of blitzkrieg

1 : war conducted with great speed and force; specifically : a violent surprise offensive by massed air forces and mechanized ground forces in close coordination
2 : blitz 2a

blitzkrieg

transitive verb

Examples of blitzkrieg in a Sentence

  1. the stunned survivors of the crash were then confronted with a blitzkrieg of insensitive questions from the media

  2. the war began with a blitzkrieg that was designed to shock the enemy into submission

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Origin and Etymology of blitzkrieg

German, from Blitz lightning + Krieg war


BLITZKRIEG Defined for English Language Learners

blitzkrieg

noun

Definition of blitzkrieg for English Language Learners

  • : a sudden and overwhelming military attack

  • : a fast and powerful effort



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