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English noun: salvo

1. salvo (event) an outburst resembling the discharge of firearms or the release of bombs

Broader (hypernym)burst, flare-up, outburst

2. salvo (act) rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms

SamplesOur fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise.

Synonymsburst, fusillade, volley

Broader (hypernym)fire, firing

3. salvo (communication) a sudden outburst of cheers

SamplesThere was a salvo of approval.

Broader (hypernym)cheer

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