volley

[ vol-ee ]
/ ˈvɒl i /

noun, plural vol·leys.

verb (used with object), vol·leyed, vol·ley·ing.

verb (used without object), vol·leyed, vol·ley·ing.

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Origin of volley

1565–75; <Middle French volee flight, noun use of feminine past participle of voler to fly <Latin volāre

OTHER WORDS FROM volley

vol·ley·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for volley

volley
/ (ˈvɒlɪ) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of volley

volleyer, noun

Word Origin for volley

C16: from French volée a flight, from voler to fly, from Latin volāre
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Medical definitions for volley

volley
[ vŏlē ]

n.

The bursting forth of many things together, such as a synchronous group of impulses induced simultaneously by artificial stimulation of either nerve fibers or muscle fibers.
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