Definition of gunfight in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡənˌfīt/


A fight involving an exchange of fire with guns.
Example sentences
  • During the gunfight a fire broke out which immediately engulfed the neighboring houses.
  • During a pitched gunfight in a hotel, he shoots one opponent, walks past him, pauses and shoots again at point-blank range.
  • The final gunfight is delightful, though, literally a gun fight.



Pronunciation: /ˈɡənˌfīdər/
Example sentences
  • While all gunfighters certainly were not bandits, and all bandits likewise were not gunfighters, there is no question that Jesse James belonged to both categories.
  • All the people of the North West Frontier are gunfighters.
  • But it really becomes a contest between gunfighters.

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Syllabification: gun·fight

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