- A period of continuous heavy gunfire: the French attack began with a cannonade • figurative he unleashed a cannonade of invectiveMore example sentences
- A desultory cannonade began at about 14.00, and as it seemed likely that there would be no battle that day Newcastle retired to his coach.
- Three times the German armor attempted to break through, but, as more battalions of American artillery joined the cannonade, the enemy at last gave way.
- All killings, all maimings, all arrogant demolishions of people's homes, all assassinations, all bombings, all suicide attacks, all aerial slaugherings, all tank cannonades, all invasions are inherently wrong.
verb[no object] (often as noun cannonading) Back to top
- Discharge heavy guns continuously: the daily cannonading continuedMore example sentences
- The enormous guns are now cannonading & preparing the way for our infantry.
- Raucous, sometimes almost spiritual singing, pushes from cellars, echoing and cannonading off the narrow whitewashed alleys.
- Her fears for her husband, who left two weeks later, were intensified when she heard cannonading from her own home.
mid 16th century: from French, from Italian cannonata, from cannone (see cannon).