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Meaning of CANNONADE

Pronunciation:  `kanu'neyd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  intense and continuous artillery fire
  2. [v]  attack with canons or artillery

CANNONADE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: drumfire
 See Also: artillery fire, assail, attack, cannon fire



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Can`non*ade"\, n. [F. Canonnade; cf. It. cannanata.]
    1. The act of discharging cannon and throwing ball, shell,
       etc., for the purpose of destroying an army, or battering
       a town, ship, or fort; -- usually, an attack of some
             A furious cannonade was kept up from the whole
             circle of batteries on the devoted towm. --Prescott.
    2. Fig.; A loud noise like a cannonade; a booming.
             Blue Walden rolls its cannonade.      --Ewerson.
  2. \Can`non*ade"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cannonade}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Cannonading}.]
    To attack with heavy artillery; to batter with cannon shot.
  3. \Can`non*ade"\, v. i.
    To discharge cannon; as, the army cannonaded all day.
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