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salvo

noun [C]     /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/rocketsGuns 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.Noise and noisy 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.Beginnings and starts
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