cannonadenoun [ C ]uk /ˌkæn.əˈneɪd/ us /ˌkæn.əˈneɪd/
Examples from literature
- Both frigates immediately commenced a furious cannonade, which they maintained without intermission for three quarters of an hour, running before the wind under top-gallant-sails, and very near each other.
- Commodore David D. Porter, with a formidable fleet, bombarded the stronghold from the river, while Grant's kept up a cannonade day and night from the land side.
- Some of the houses seemed to have been ruined by a cannonade.
- Still the fort held out against the cannonade of the French.
- The Germans prefaced their advance by a terrific cannonade.