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cannonade

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noun can·non·ade \ˌka-nə-ˈnād\

Definition of cannonade

  1. 1 :  a heavy fire of artillery

  2. 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

1562

First Known Use of cannonade

1562


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cannonade

verb can·non·ade

Definition of cannonade

cannonaded

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cannonading

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

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to deliver artillery fire

Examples of cannonade in a sentence

  1. the artillery cannonaded the enemy encampment all night

1664

First Known Use of cannonade

1664


CANNONADE Defined for English Language Learners

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cannonade

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noun can·non·ade \ˌka-nə-ˈnād\

Definition of cannonade for English Language Learners

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



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