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American English: /ˈvɑli/
British English: /ˈvɒli/

Translation of volley in Spanish:


  • 1
    (of protests, blows)
    a volley of abuse
    una sarta or retahíla de insultos
    a volley of applause
    una salva de aplausos
    Example sentences
    • Normal war tactics involved massed ranks of lightly armed or armoured archers firing large volleys of arrows into formations of targets.
    • Royal Marines fired three volleys over the grave at the interment.
    • The archers obeyed and sent a volley of arrows onto the heads of the enemy.
    Example sentences
    • Maybe lesser mortals would have been put off by the volley of abuse he directed at her but in the end she triumphed, aided and abetted by passers by and stallholders.
    • My poor buddy didn't know what she had done wrong and could only stare in bewilderment at the volley of words being directed at her.
    • Drunken hecklers were a different matter: the only way to handle them was to unleash a volley of abuse, humbling them with a few crushing put-downs.
  • 2 (Sport) on the volley
    (in tennis)
    de volea
    (in soccer)
    Example sentences
    • The challenges included running, catching, balancing tennis balls on rackets and practising ground strokes and volleys.
    • He has won each of his first eight service points with a mixture of aces, volleys and ground strokes.
    • The Liverpool striker scored with a volley that took the breath away.

transitive verb

  • (ball)
    Example sentences
    • He chipped the ball over the head of a defender before volleying the ball to the back of the net from inside the penalty area.
    • Once you have mastered this routine, work on repeating the drill but volley each ball.
    • Instead of volleying the ball he would score goals in training with his knees.

intransitive verb

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