gunfire

[ guhn-fahyuh r ]
/ ˈgʌnˌfaɪər /

noun

the firing of a gun or guns.
Military. the tactical use of firearms, especially artillery, as distinguished from other weapons, as bayonets, torpedoes, or grenades.

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Origin of gunfire

First recorded in 1795–1805; gun1 + fire
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British Dictionary definitions for gunfire

gunfire
/ (ˈɡʌnˌfaɪə) /

noun

the firing of one or more guns, esp when done repeatedly
the use of firearms, as contrasted with other military tactics
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