rapid-fire

adjective rap·id-fire \ ˌra-pəd-ˈfī(-ə)r \

Definition of rapid-fire

1 : firing or adapted for firing shots in rapid succession
2 : marked by rapidity, liveliness, or sharpness
  • a comedian with a rapid-fire delivery

First Known Use of rapid-fire

1890

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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RAPID-FIRE Defined for English Language Learners

rapid-fire

Definition of rapid-fire for English Language Learners

  • : coming quickly one after another

  • of a weapon : able to quickly shoot bullets one after another



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