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cannonade

[kan-uh-neyd] /ˌkæn əˈneɪd/
noun
1.
a continued discharge of cannon, especially during an attack.
2.
an attack, as of invective or censure, suggestive of cannon fire; barrage.
verb (used with object), cannonaded, cannonading.
3.
to attack continuously with or as if with cannon.
verb (used without object), cannonaded, cannonading.
4.
to discharge like continuous cannon fire.
Origin of cannonade
1645-1655
1645-55; < French canonnade < Italian cannonata, equivalent to cannon(e) cannon + -ata -ade1
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cannonade

/ˌkænəˈneɪd/
noun
1.
an intense and continuous artillery bombardment
verb
2.
to attack (a target) with cannon
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n.

"discharge of artillery," 1650s, from cannon + -ade. As a verb, from 1660s. Cf. French canonnade (16c.), Italian cannonata. Related: Cannonaded; cannonading.

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