Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: volley
IPA transcription: [v'ɑli]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: fusillade, salvo, volley, burst
    Meaning: rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"
  • Synonyms: volley
    Meaning: a tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces
Usage examples
  • We half expected another volley.
  • A file of men, a rattling volley, and the debt of justice was paid.
  • Nothing on earth could represent the state of things after the first volley.
  • Next they were alongside their unsuspecting prey, and pouring in a first volley.
  • Before it fell to the ground a volley from the bows of the participants followed.
  • The next she was at the windows and the slats were closed with a rattle like a volley of firearms.
  • Simultaneously there broke upon the astonished ears of both attackers and attacked a volley of shots from the gorge.
  • A scattering volley was fired by the foremost of the pursuers, but it did no harm, and Calhoun was soon across the field.
  • Twenty minutes after the first volley the great fleet swung trailing off in the direction from which it had first appeared.
  • It preserved her not, nevertheless, from a volley of questions, with which she was instantly assailed from various quarters.