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English noun: volley

1. volley (act) rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms


SamplesOur fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise.


Synonymsburst, fusillade, salvo


Broader (hypernym)fire, firing

2. volley (act) a tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces


Broader (hypernym)return


Antonymsground stroke


English verb: volley

1. volley (motion) be dispersed in a volley


SamplesGun shots volleyed at the attackers.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out


Verb groupvolley

2. volley (contact) hit before it touches the ground


SamplesVolley the tennis ball.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hit

3. volley (contact) discharge in, or as if in, a volley


SamplesThe attackers volleyed gunshots at the civilians.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)discharge


Verb groupvolley

4. volley (competition) make a volley


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)play


Domain categorycourt game

5. volley (communication) utter rapidly


SamplesVolley a string of curses.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter









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