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Meaning of BARRAGE

Pronunciation:  bu'râzh

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target; "they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops"; "the shelling went on for hours without pausing"
  2. [n]  the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)
  3. [v]  attack with a barrage; "The speaker was barraged by an angry audience"

BARRAGE is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: barrage fire, battery, bombardment, onslaught, outpouring, shelling
 See Also: assail, assault, attack, fire, firing, language, lash out, linguistic communication, round, snipe



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bar"rage\, n. [F., fr. barrer to bar, from barre bar.]
An artificial bar or obstruction placed in a river or water
course to increase the depth of water; as, the barrages of
the Nile.

Thesaurus Terms
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