Dictionary.com

fusillade

[ fyoo-suh-leyd, -lahd, -zuh- ]
/ 藞fyu s蓹藢le瑟d, -藢l蓱d, -z蓹- /
Save This Word!

noun
a simultaneous or continuous discharge of firearms.
a general discharge or outpouring of anything: a fusillade of questions.
verb (used with object), fu路sil路lad路ed, fu路sil路lad路ing.
to attack or shoot by a fusillade.
QUIZ
GOOSES. GEESES. I WANT THIS QUIZ ON PLURAL NOUNS!
Test how much you really know about regular and irregular plural nouns with this quiz.
Question 1 of 9
Which of the following nouns has an irregular plural form?

Origin of fusillade

First recorded in 1795鈥1805; from French, equivalent to fusill(er) 鈥渢o shoot鈥 (see fusil1) + -ade-ade1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use fusillade in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for fusillade

fusillade
/ (藢fju藧z瑟藞le瑟d, -藞l蓱藧d) /

noun
a simultaneous or rapid continual discharge of firearms
a sudden outburst, as of criticism
verb
(tr) to attack with a fusillade

Word Origin for fusillade

C19: from French, from fusiller to shoot; see fusil 1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK