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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The simultaneous discharge of a number of missiles or firearms; also: a burst or outpouring of many things at once or in quick succession

Usage examples (33)
  • And our men on the wall fired a volley, and rained bullets on them as thick as hail, . . .
  • volley a string of curses
  • The answer to this was a withering volley from the Americans.
  • No, this volley is being fired by Peter Paul, and it's a doozy. for more
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