Definition of gunfire in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡənˌfī(ə)r/


The repeated firing of a gun or guns: they’d been caught up in gunfire
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  • It was not known if the governor was wounded by gunfire from the assailant or from shots fired afterward.
  • Fires continue to belch smoke over the city and sporadic gunfire echoes through the flooded streets.
  • Yesterday there were sporadic exchanges of gunfire and a tank firing shells in the city.
gunshots, shots, shooting, firing, sniping;
artillery fire, strafing, shelling;
tracer fire

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Syllabification: gun·fire

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