A volley of oaths; a volley of laughter.
Volleyed insults at each other.
The hailstones volleyed down. Charges and countercharges volleyed through the courtroom.
A volley of curses, questions, etc.
Volleyed musket shots at the attackers.
Origin of volley
- French volée from Old French from voler to fly from Latin volāre
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle French volee (“flight"), from Vulgar Latin volta, from Late Latin volatus.