Meaning of cannonade

can•non•ade

Pronunciation: (kan"u-nād'), [key]
— n., v., -ad•ed, -ad•ing.
—n.
  1. a continued discharge of cannon, esp. during an attack.
  2. an attack, as of invective or censure, suggestive of cannon fire; barrage.
—v.t.
  1. to attack continuously with or as if with cannon
—v.i.
  1. to discharge like continuous cannon fire.
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