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salvonoun [C]

uk   /ˈsæl.vəʊ/  us   /-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 ​suddenloudsound 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 ​actionsintended to get a ​particularresult: In his opening salvo the ​speakerfiercelyattacked the government's ​record on ​healthcare.
(Definition of salvo from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​debatesparked a ​war of words.
(Definition of salvo from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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