Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: missile
IPA transcription: [m'ɪsəl]
Pronunciations of missile
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: missile
    Meaning: a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control
  • Synonyms: projectile, missile
    Meaning: a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
Usage examples
  • He felt his wrist caught in an iron grip, felt the blood gush where his temple was cut by the last missile.
  • As a faint spurt of flame rose from the point where the missile struck he swung over the side and was quickly upon the ground.
  • I accordingly loaded again, and fired; but, probably from excitement, fired too high, and the missile flew harmlessly over the boat.
  • They met in the middle of the plank, and Jude, tossing back her missile, seemed to expect her to explain why she had audaciously stopped him by this novel artillery instead of by hailing him.
  • That fiercely but accurately-sped missile knocked the half-drawn pistol from Newman's hand and sent his body crashing to the floor, where Deston's second bullet made it certain that he would not recover consciousness.
  • It had been no vestal who chose THAT missile for opening her attack on him. He saw this with his intellectual eye, just for a short; fleeting while, as by the light of a falling lamp one might momentarily see an inscription on a wall before being enshrouded in darkness.
  • But he was not destined to go far. With a cry John seized the branch of a tree, whipped the crutch out of his armpit, and sent that uncouth missile hurtling through the air. It struck poor Tom, point foremost, and with stunning violence, right between the shoulders in the middle of his back.
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