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Definition of cannonade:

  1. Fig.; A loud noise like a cannonade; a booming.
  2. of Cannonade
  3. The act of discharging cannon and throwing ball, shell, etc., for the purpose of destroying an army, or battering a town, ship, or fort; - usually, an attack of some continuance.
  4. To attack with heavy artillery; to batter with cannon shot.
  5. To discharge cannon; as, the army cannonaded all day.

Synonyms:

storm, curtain of fire, blitzkrieg, barrage, bombard, fire, salvo, bombardment, pepper, drumbeat, volley, drumfire, fusillade, hail, attack, shower, flurry, blitz, attack.

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