verbcan·non·ad·ed, can·non·ad·ing, can·non·ades
- An extended, usually heavy discharge of artillery.
- A harsh verbal or physical attack.
Origin of cannonadeFrom French canonade, discharge of artillery, from Italian cannonata, from cannone, cannon, from Old Italian; see cannon .
(third-person singular simple present cannonades, present participle cannonading, simple past and past participle cannonaded)
- To discharge artillery fire.
From French canonnade.