cannonade

[ kan-uh-neyd ]
/ ˌkæn əˈneɪd /

noun

a continued discharge of cannon, especially during an attack.
an attack, as of invective or censure, suggestive of cannon fire; barrage.

verb (used with object), can·non·ad·ed, can·non·ad·ing.

to attack continuously with or as if with cannon

verb (used without object), can·non·ad·ed, can·non·ad·ing.

to discharge like continuous cannon fire.

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Origin of cannonade

1645–55; <French canonnade<Italian cannonata, equivalent to cannon(e) cannon + -ata-ade1
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British Dictionary definitions for cannonade

cannonade
/ (ˌkænəˈneɪd) /

noun

an intense and continuous artillery bombardment

verb

to attack (a target) with cannon
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