cannonade definition by Webster's New World
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a continuous firing of artillery
Origin: French canonnade ; from canon, cannon
to fire artillery
cannonade definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb can·non·ad·ed, can·non·ad·ing, can·non·ades verb, transitive
To assault with heavy artillery fire.verb, intransitive
To deliver heavy artillery fire.noun
- An extended, usually heavy discharge of artillery.
- A harsh verbal or physical attack.
Origin: From French canonade, discharge of artillery, from Italian cannonata, from cannone, cannon, from Old Italian; see cannon .