Cannonade
Cannonade Can`non*ade", n. [F. Canonnade; cf. It. cannanata.] 1. The act of discharging cannon and throwing ball, shell, etc., for the purpose of destroying an army, or battering a town, ship, or fort; -- usually, an attack of some continuance. [1913 Webster]

A furious cannonade was kept up from the whole circle of batteries on the devoted towm. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.; A loud noise like a cannonade; a booming. [1913 Webster]

Blue Walden rolls its cannonade. --Ewerson. [1913 Webster]


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  • Cannonade — Can non*ade , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cannonade}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cannonading}.] To attack with heavy artillery; to batter with cannon shot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cannonade — Can non*ade , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cannonade}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cannonading}.] To attack with heavy artillery; to batter with cannon shot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cannonade — Can non*ade , v. i. To discharge cannon; as, the army cannonaded all day. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cannonade — index barrage Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cannonade — discharge of artillery, 1650s, from CANNON (Cf. cannon) + ADE (Cf. ade). As a verb, from 1660s. Cf. Fr. canonnade (16c.), It. cannonata …   Etymology dictionary

  • cannonade — ► NOUN ▪ a period of continuous heavy gunfire. ► VERB ▪ discharge heavy guns continuously …   English terms dictionary

  • cannonade — [kan΄ən ād′] n. [Fr canonnade < canon, CANNON] a continuous firing of artillery vt. cannonaded, cannonading to attack or fire at with artillery vi. to fire artillery …   English World dictionary

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  • cannonade — [[t]kæ̱nəne͟ɪd[/t]] cannonades N COUNT A cannonade is an intense continuous attack of gunfire. ...the distant thunder of a cannonade. Syn: barrage …   English dictionary

  • cannonade — noun the distant cannonade kept us alert all night Syn: bombardment, shelling, gunfire, artillery fire, barrage, pounding …   Thesaurus of popular words

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