cannonade

Part of speech: verb

To attack with cannon shot; fire cannon repeatedly.

Part of speech: noun

A continued attack with or discharge of cannon.

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Usage examples "cannonade":

  1. I escaped as fast as possible from the brisk cannonade which they maintained, hanging up the same lights as I observed them to have. - "Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez, Vol. I", Sir John Ross.
  2. The cries of the sufferers muffled the sound of a formidable cannonade. - "The New Book Of Martyrs", Georges Duhamel.
  3. Still the fort held out against the cannonade of the French. - "The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)", John Holland Rose.