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can·non·ade

 (kăn′ə-nād′)
v. can·non·ad·ed, can·non·ad·ing, can·non·ades
v.tr.
To assault with heavy artillery fire.
v.intr.
To deliver heavy artillery fire.
n.
1. An extended, usually heavy discharge of artillery.
2. A harsh verbal or physical attack.

[From French canonade, discharge of artillery, from Italian cannonata, from cannone, cannon, from Old Italian; see cannon.]

cannonade

(ˌkænəˈneɪd)
n
(Military) an intense and continuous artillery bombardment
vb
(Military) to attack (a target) with cannon

can•non•ade

(ˌkæn əˈneɪd)

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; barrage.
v.t.
3. to attack continuously with or as if with cannon.
v.i.
4. to discharge like continuous cannon fire.
[1645–55; < French canonnade < Italian cannonata=cannon(e) cannon + -ata -ade1]

cannonade


Past participle: cannonaded
Gerund: cannonading

Imperative
cannonade
cannonade
Present
I cannonade
you cannonade
he/she/it cannonades
we cannonade
you cannonade
they cannonade
Preterite
I cannonaded
you cannonaded
he/she/it cannonaded
we cannonaded
you cannonaded
they cannonaded
Present Continuous
I am cannonading
you are cannonading
he/she/it is cannonading
we are cannonading
you are cannonading
they are cannonading
Present Perfect
I have cannonaded
you have cannonaded
he/she/it has cannonaded
we have cannonaded
you have cannonaded
they have cannonaded
Past Continuous
I was cannonading
you were cannonading
he/she/it was cannonading
we were cannonading
you were cannonading
they were cannonading
Past Perfect
I had cannonaded
you had cannonaded
he/she/it had cannonaded
we had cannonaded
you had cannonaded
they had cannonaded
Future
I will cannonade
you will cannonade
he/she/it will cannonade
we will cannonade
you will cannonade
they will cannonade
Future Perfect
I will have cannonaded
you will have cannonaded
he/she/it will have cannonaded
we will have cannonaded
you will have cannonaded
they will have cannonaded
Future Continuous
I will be cannonading
you will be cannonading
he/she/it will be cannonading
we will be cannonading
you will be cannonading
they will be cannonading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cannonading
you have been cannonading
he/she/it has been cannonading
we have been cannonading
you have been cannonading
they have been cannonading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cannonading
you will have been cannonading
he/she/it will have been cannonading
we will have been cannonading
you will have been cannonading
they will have been cannonading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cannonading
you had been cannonading
he/she/it had been cannonading
we had been cannonading
you had been cannonading
they had been cannonading
Conditional
I would cannonade
you would cannonade
he/she/it would cannonade
we would cannonade
you would cannonade
they would cannonade
Past Conditional
I would have cannonaded
you would have cannonaded
he/she/it would have cannonaded
we would have cannonaded
you would have cannonaded
they would have cannonaded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cannonade - intense and continuous artillery fire
artillery fire, cannon fire - fire delivered by artillery
Verb1.cannonade - attack with cannons or artillery
attack, assail - launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"

cannonade

verb
To direct a barrage at:
noun
A concentrated outpouring, as of missiles, words, or blows:
Translations

cannonade

[ˌkænəˈneɪd] Ncañoneo m

cannonade

nKanonade f
References in classic literature ?
The audience stood it with pretty fair grit for a while, but when the cannonade waxed hotter and fiercer, and the discord average rose to four in five, the procession began to move.
For it was not only a piece of stout, seamanly, good feeling; it was good policy besides and showed our enemies that we despised their cannonade.
In addition to all this commotion, there came a further disturbance to increase the tumult, for now it seemed as if in truth, on all four sides of the wood, four encounters or battles were going on at the same time; in one quarter resounded the dull noise of a terrible cannonade, in another numberless muskets were being discharged, the shouts of the combatants sounded almost close at hand, and farther away the Moorish lelilies were raised again and again.
Before the guns on the Richmond and Kingston line of hills began, there was a fitful cannonade far away in the southwest, due, I believe, to guns being fired haphazard before the black vapour could over- whelm the gunners.
The cannonade of the Isle of Re presaged to him the dragonnades of the Cevennes; the taking of La Rochelle was the preface to the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.
At length," continued Grandfather, "in March, 1776, General Washington, who had now a good supply of powder, began a terrible cannonade and bombardment from Dorchester Heights.
I've been put in charge of a big independent paper, with a free hand, and we're going to open a cannonade on corruption.
I fear we have not met,' he said, `since that awful cannonade in which your poor brother died.
The deep cannonade of roaring thunder belched forth its fearsome challenge.
In reply I had five of the feluccas cannonade them.
Besides which, in a short time," resumed D'Artagnan, "We shall have set battles, cannonades, conflagrations and there will be great variety.
Why, Squire Doolittle, I’ve been at the whipping of two of them in one day—clean built, snug frigates with standing royals and them new-fashioned cannonades on their quarters— such as, if they had only Englishmen aboard of them, would have fout the devil.