salvo

Part of speech: noun

A simultaneous discharge of artillery.

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Usage examples "salvo":

  1. The next day Thuillier was at the office as early as eight o'clock, in order to be the first to receive that formidable salvo. - "The Lesser Bourgeoisie", Honore de Balzac.
  2. A salvo of profanity from the train crew followed them. - "Roosevelt in the Bad Lands", Hermann Hagedorn.
  3. Then Dom Wislezenus completed the marriage, and at the moment when the bridal pair exchanged rings, fanfares of trumpets blared forth, and a salvo of three times twelve guns began to roll over city and country- side, fired by the soldiers on the wall of the " Citadel." - "Royal Highness", Thomas Mann.