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fusillade

(noun) A discharge from a number of firearms, fired simultaneously or in rapid succession.

Synonyms: burst, salvo, volley

Usage: Our warriors then rushed up to the roofs of the buildings which we occupied and followed the retreating armada with a continuous fusillade of deadly fire.
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fu·sil·lade (fyo͞o′sə-läd′, -lād′, -zə-, fyo͞o′sə-läd′, -lād′, -zə-)
n.
1. A discharge from a number of firearms, fired simultaneously or in rapid succession.
2. A rapid outburst or barrage: a fusillade of insults.
tr.v. fu·sil·lad·ed, fu·sil·lad·ing, fu·sil·lades
To attack with a fusillade.
[French, from fusiller, to shoot, from fusil, firearm; see fusil.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
fusillade (ˌfjuːzɪˈleɪd; -ˈlɑːd)
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a simultaneous or rapid continual discharge of firearms
2. a sudden outburst, as of criticism
vb
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (tr) to attack with a fusillade
[C19: from French, from fusiller to shoot; see fusil1]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
fu•sil•lade (ˈfyu səˌlɑd, -ˌleɪd, -zə-)

n., v. -lad•ed, -lad•ing. n.
1. a simultaneous or continuous discharge of firearms.
2. a general discharge or outpouring of anything: a fusillade of questions.
v.t.
3. to attack or shoot by a fusillade.
[1795–1805; < French, derivative of fusiller to shoot, derivative of fusil fusil1]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Fusillade simultaneous discharge of firearms.
Examples: fusillade of bullets; of personalities, 1884; of swearing, 1881; of terror, 1863.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
fusillade
Past participle: fusilladed
Gerund: fusillading

Imperative
fusillade
fusillade
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011

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fusillade
Definition: (noun) A discharge from a number of firearms, fired simultaneously or in rapid succession.
Synonyms: burst, salvo, volley
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