fusillade

[ fyoo-suh-leyd, -lahd, -zuh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF fusillade

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He followed with a fusillade of questions in strange and varying tongues.

But he had scarcely turned his head when a fusillade burst out.

But the fusillade had begun afresh, this time on the left, in the olive plantations.

They, too, fled before the fusillade and the hail of shot that descended on them.

A fusillade of shots and a babel of yelling from outside interrupted his words.

Out I went in a fusillade of courtesies and sought a chauffeur.

Then I heard the very crackling of the wood, like a fusillade from a great distance.

With mad cries and a fusillade of shots, the bandits charged.

Through this fusillade the army came down to the west fork of the Shenandoah.

A fusillade of bullets sang about their ears but no one was touched.

WORD ORIGIN

"simultaneous discharge of firearms," 1801, from French fusillade, from fusiller "to shoot," from fusil "musket" (see fusilier). As a verb from 1816.

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