Meaning of “salvo” in the English Dictionary

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"salvo" in British English

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salvonoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsæl.vəʊ/ us /ˈsæl.voʊ/ plural salvos or salvoes

the action of firing several guns at the same time, either in a war or in a ceremony:

a salvo of guns/rockets

a sudden loud sound made by many people at the same time:

Every joke the comedian made was greeted by a salvo of laughter from the audience.

the first part of a speech or the first in a series of actions intended to get a particular result:

In his opening salvo the speaker fiercely attacked the government's record on healthcare.

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

"salvo" in American English

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salvonoun [ C ]

us /ˈsæl·voʊ/ plural salvos or salvoes

a firing of several guns at the same time, either in a war or in a ceremony, or a statement in an exchange of opinions:

His opening salvo in the debate sparked a war of words.

(Definition of “salvo” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)