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noun as in blitz

noun as in bombardment

noun as in bombing

noun as in volley

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Example Sentences

In 1957, the islands came under repeated shelling by Mainland--or as it was then called, “Red”-- China.

Neither does the sound of shelling that is strong enough and close enough at one point to shake the ground.

He blames Ukrainian officials for violating the ceasefire agreement and shelling the outskirts of Donetsk city.

But the tanks with their guns bristling ominously toward Syrian territory failed to respond to the shelling.

Sandbags surrounded gas pumps at the edge of town, in case of shelling.

After the first short spell of shelling our men fixed bayonets and lifted them high above the parapet.

There was no shelling at the moment, but rifle bullets kept flopping into the parapet especially when the periscope was moved.

When we advance, no matter the shelling we give them, they stand right up firing coolly and straight over their parapets.

Yesterday when we were coming in, the Germans started shelling the village we had to go through.

Whilst the shelling was on, they dodged down in their trenches, and popped up again when it was over.


On this page you'll find 74 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shelling, such as: blast, bombardment, fusillade, gunfire, hail, and salvo.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.