gunfire

noun gun·fire \ ˈgən-ˌfī(-ə)r \
Updated on: 15 May 2018

Definition of gunfire

: the firing of guns

Examples of gunfire in a Sentence

  1. We heard gunfire in the distance.

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First Known Use of gunfire

1801

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Definition of gunfire for English Language Learners

  • : the firing of guns


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gunfire

noun gun·fire \ ˈgən-ˌfīr \

Definition of gunfire for Students

: the firing of guns


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