What does cannonade mean?

cannonade meaning in General Dictionary

To discharge cannon whilst the army cannonaded from day to night

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  • To attack with heavy artillery to batter with cannon shot
  • The work of discharging cannon and tossing basketball shell etc for the true purpose of destroying an army or battering a town ship or fort generally an attack of some continuance
  • assault with cannons or artillery
  • extreme and constant artillery fire
  • The act of discharging cannon and tossing baseball, shell, etc., for the true purpose of destroying an army, or battering a city, ship, or fort; -- often, an assault of some continuance.
  • Fig.; A loud noise like a cannonade; a booming.
  • of Cannonade
  • To attack with heavy artillery; to batter with cannon shot.
  • To discharge cannon; as, the army cannonaded all day.

cannonade meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"discharge of artillery," 1650s, from cannon + -ade. As a verb, from 1660s. Compare French canonnade (16c.), Italian cannonata. Relevant: Cannonaded; cannonading.

Sentence Examples with the word cannonade

Toward dusk the cannonade began to subside.

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