Cannonade

Definition of Cannonade

Can`non`ade´
n.1.The act of discharging cannon and throwing ball, shell, etc., for the purpose of destroying an army, or battering a town, ship, or fort; - usually, an attack of some continuance.
A furious cannonade was kept up from the whole circle of batteries on the devoted towm.
- Prescott.
2.Fig.; A loud noise like a cannonade; a booming.
Blue Walden rolls its cannonade.
- Ewerson.
v. t.1.To attack with heavy artillery; to batter with cannon shot.
[imp. & p. p. Cannonade; p. pr. & vb. n. Cannonading.]
v. i.1.To discharge cannon; as, the army cannonaded all day.

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