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Pronunciation : Can"non*ade"
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [F. Canonnade; cf. It. cannanata.]
Definition : 1. 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. A furious cannonade was kept up from the whole circle of batteries on the devoted towm. Prescott.

2. Fig.; A loud noise like a cannonade; a booming. Blue Walden rolls its cannonade. Ewerson.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Can`non*ade"
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To attack with heavy artillery; to batter with cannon shot.

t. [imp. & p. p. Cannonade; p. pr. & vb. n. Cannonading.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Can`non*ade"
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To discharge cannon; as, the army cannonaded all day.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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