Meaning of “volley” in the English Dictionary

"volley" in British English

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uk /ˈvɒl.i/ us /ˈvɑː.li/

volleyverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈvɒl.i/ us /ˈvɑː.li/

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

"volley" in American English

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volleynoun [ C ]

us /ˈvɑl·i/

volley noun [ C ] (WEAPONS FIRE)

a large number of bullets or arrows fired at the same time

A volley is also a lot of things done or said at the same time:

a volley of questions

volley noun [ C ] (SPORTS SHOT)

(in tennis and other sports) a hit to return a ball before it touches the ground:

I was ahead in the first game, but then hit a bad volley and a bad forehand.

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