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cannonade

noun can·non·ade \ ˌka-nə-ˈnād \

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


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cannonade

verb

Definition of cannonade

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

Examples of cannonade in a Sentence

  1. the artillery cannonaded the enemy encampment all night

First Known Use of cannonade

1664

cannonade Synonyms


CANNONADE Defined for English Language Learners

cannonade

noun

Definition of cannonade for English Language Learners

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



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