verb (used with object), bar·raged, bar·rag·ing.
Origin of barrage
Synonyms for barrage
Related Words for barrageshower, salvo, hail, fusillade, bombardment, storm, volley, blast, gunfire, stream, deluge, burst, onslaught, assault, surge, attack, rain, torrent, battery, cannonade
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Contemporary Examples of barrage
The barrage and immediacy of these images magnifies these horrors.You, Too, Could Be a Homicidal Zealot
July 7, 2014
Ultimately, The Slap becomes something heartwarming amidst the barrage of stinging smacks.Viral Video of the Day: Slapping Brings People Together
June 25, 2014
Styles quickly removed the photo from his Twitter account, but not before fielding a barrage of angry tweets.Pharrell, Harry Styles, and Native American Appropriation
June 4, 2014
What possible change can any one citizen instigate against that barrage of anti-intellectual, gun-toting paranoia?As Parents We’re All Gun Violence Cowards
May 30, 2014
I became numb to the barrage of smells: citrus disinfectants, burning trash, sewage, sweat, and diesel.How I’ll End the War: My First Week Back in Afghanistan
May 1, 2014
Historical Examples of barrage
It was on the brink of the Barrage itself that I spoke to Bailey.
But we did not for a long time leave the influence of the Barrage.
I could fancy him grinning behind the sheen of his barrage at my question.
And all around him the anti-aircraft guns were placing a barrage of death.
Our barrage had lifted, but we saw no sign of advancing infantry.Pushed and the Return Push
George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
Word Origin for barrage
1859, "action of barring; man-made barrier in a stream," from French barrer "to stop," from barre "bar," from Old French barre (see bar (n.1)). Artillery sense is 1916, from World War I French phrase tir de barrage "barrier fire" intended to isolate the objective. As a verb by 1917. Related: Barraged; barraging.