Meaning of “cannonade” in the English Dictionary

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"cannonade" in English

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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. 

(Definition of “cannonade” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)