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volley

noun uk   /ˈvɒl.i/ us    /ˈvɑː.li/

volley noun (BULLETS)

[C] a large number of bullets (seeming to be) fired at the same time: Even as the funeral took place, guerrillas hidden nearby fired/let off a fresh volley of machine-gun fire.

volley noun (LARGE NUMBER)

[C usually singular] a lot of similar things that are said or produced, or that happen, quickly one after the other: I'm afraid my proposal was met with a volley of criticisms.

volley noun (SPORTS)

[C] (in sports) a kick or hit in which a player returns a moving ball before it touches the ground: That was a marvellous backhand volley.

volley

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈvɒl.i/ us    /ˈvɑː.li/
(in sports) to hit or kick a moving ball before it touches the ground
Translations of “volley”
in Korean 발리킥…
in Arabic ضَرب الكُرة قَبل أن تَلمِس الأرض…
in French volée…
in Turkish vole…
in Italian volée…
in Chinese (Traditional) 子彈, (槍彈的)齊射,群射…
in Russian удар с лета…
in Polish wolej…
in Spanish volea, descarga, aluvión…
in Portuguese voleio…
in German der Flugschlag, die Salve…
in Catalan volea…
in Japanese (球技の)ボレー…
in Chinese (Simplified) 子弹, (枪弹的)齐射,群射…
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