noun, plural vol·leys.
- the flight of the ball before it hits the ground.
- the return of the ball before it hits the ground.
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
OTHER WORDS FROM volleyvol·ley·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for volley
I saw the head-jockeying, open-mouth volleys that blurred into unrecognizability in real time.Forget Everything You Know About Your Dog (Ep. 436)|Stephen J. Dubner|October 22, 2020|Freakonomics
USTR hurled an even bigger tariff volley — and so it went until the end of 2019, when the administration delayed a new round of consumer goods tariffs set to go into effect right before Christmas.Robert Lighthizer Blew Up 60 Years of Trade Policy. Nobody Knows What Happens Next.|by Lydia DePillis|October 13, 2020|ProPublica
The man then was seen crawling toward a dropped stun gun and pointing at the officers, who apparently once again fearing for their lives, fired a volley of shots.4 Houston Cops Who Shot And Killed Nicolas Chavez Fired|Hope Wright|September 11, 2020|Essence.com
An initial volley of missiles killed five people in the home, and 10 minutes later a second volley killed up to 11 rescuers.Obama’s Deadly Informants: The Drone Spotters of Pakistan|Umar Farooq, Syed Fakhar Kakakhel|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But given the volley of claim and counterclaim, it seems unlikely that this will, in fact, be the final exchange.Woody Allen Fires Back: Dylan Farrow Was Brainwashed By Her Mother, Mia Farrow|Tim Teeman|February 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That, it appears, is the first volley in what will inevitably become a protracted conflict.An Unauthorized Book Leaks and Roger Ailes's Team Prepares for War|Lloyd Grove|January 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Did Sen. Elizabeth Warren sound the first volley of a 2016 campaign Sunday?
Another associate, German Gorbuntsov, narrowly survived a volley of shots in London last March.
Joe Rix blinked once more, caught his breath, and fired his volley.Gunman's Reckoning|Max Brand
In the moment of surprise each side let fly with a volley, and Howe fell instantly, shot through the heart.Fort Amity|Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Their first volley, coming from such an unexpected quarter, created a great commotion.The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson|Edward A. Moore
Give them a volley from your pistols as they range alongside, and then trust to cold steel for the rest.The Pirate Slaver|Harry Collingwood
Volley after volley thundered down upon them as they climbed, but not once did the dodging charge up the slope pause or falter.The Master of Appleby|Francis Lynde