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English noun: sally

1. sally (communication) witty remark

Synonymscrack, quip, wisecrack

Broader (hypernym)comment, input, remark

2. sally (act) a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position


Broader (hypernym)action, military action

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

3. sally (act) a venture off the beaten path

SamplesA sally into the wide world beyond his home.

Synonymssallying forth

Broader (hypernym)venture

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