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  • as infire
  • as ingunfire

synonyms for cannonading

  • attack
  • bombardment
  • bombing
  • explosion
  • shelling
  • bombarding
  • cannonade
  • crossfire
  • fusillade
  • hail
  • round
  • salvo
  • sniping
  • volley
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How to use cannonading in a sentence

In seven hours' cannonading the ship fired eight hundred shot.
THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANSZACHARY F. SMITH
“Madame Mandi” lost none of her serenity, but she did not like the cannonading, and covered both ears to shut out the sound.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE PHILIPPINESFLORENCE KIMBALL RUSSEL
Before the firing began Colonel Brockenbrough told me that when the cannonading should cease we should make the charge.
REMINISCENCES OF A REBELWAYLAND FULLER DUNAWAY
The battle began with some cannonading and "shott of arrows," in both of which the Yorkists had rather the advantage.
BATTLES OF ENGLISH HISTORYH. B. (HEREFORD BROOKE) GEORGE
English ships had been cannonading Montcalm's lines until after nightfall, and seeming to threaten a landing.
BATTLES OF ENGLISH HISTORYH. B. (HEREFORD BROOKE) GEORGE
As daylight broke on November 30 heavy cannonading as on the previous day began.
RECOLLECTIONS OF THIRTY-NINE YEARS IN THE ARMYCHARLES ALEXANDER GORDON
By this time it was one o'clock, and the distant sound of cannonading told that Graham was already engaged.
BATTLES OF ENGLISH HISTORYH. B. (HEREFORD BROOKE) GEORGE
Meanwhile, by day and night, with hardly an interruption, the sound of heavy cannonading was heard with suggestive distinctness.
RECOLLECTIONS OF THIRTY-NINE YEARS IN THE ARMYCHARLES ALEXANDER GORDON
The cannonading was only the result of a reconnoissance, and in a few hours ceased altogether.
NURSE AND SPY IN THE UNION ARMYS. EMMA E. EDMONDS
One night heavy cannonading was heard for an hour or two, ceasing and then commencing again early in the morning.
A DAUGHTER OF THE UNIONLUCY FOSTER MADISON
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WORDS RELATED TO CANNONADING

  • attack
  • bombarding
  • bombardment
  • bombing
  • cannonade
  • cannonading
  • crossfire
  • explosion
  • fusillade
  • hail
  • round
  • salvo
  • shelling
  • sniping
  • volley
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.