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cannonade

noun can·non·ade \ ˌka-nə-ˈnād \
|Updated on: 10 Jul 2018

Definition of cannonade

1 : a heavy fire of artillery
2 : an attack (as with words) likened to artillery fire : bombardment
  • The president's decision was attacked with a cannonade of criticism.

Examples of cannonade in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of cannonade

1562

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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cannonade

verb

Definition of cannonade

cannonaded; cannonading
: to attack with or as if with artillery
: to deliver artillery fire

Examples of cannonade in a Sentence

  1. the artillery cannonaded the enemy encampment all night

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First Known Use of cannonade

1664

in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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cannonade Synonyms


CANNONADE Defined for English Language Learners

cannonade

Definition of cannonade for English Language Learners

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



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