Definition of rapid-fire in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrapəd ˈˌfī(ə)r/


1(Especially of something said in dialogue or done in a sequence) unhesitating and rapid: a rapid-fire exchange of questions and answers
More example sentences
  • The rapid-fire dialogue of the play is matched only by the last-minute antics in and out of the sound booth.
  • She paused for a moment, as if gathering her breath for another onslaught of rapid-fire questions.
  • Not holding back, he follows up with a series of rapid-fire technical questions about the interior lighting.
1.1(Of a gun) able to fire shots in rapid succession.
Example sentences
  • The fact that it was rimmed with rapid-fire guns didn't make the sight particularly funny though.
  • They have maintained that those recruits with multiple gunshot wounds were using rapid-fire rifles.
  • It can be a very cheap, rapid-fire gun that does just a little damage, or it can be charged up to deal a lot of hurt, but at a significant energy cost.

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Syllabification: rap·id-fire

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