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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
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The undamaged and actually intact wall seen in the footage reveals that Houla has never been cannonaded by the Syrian Army as alleged in the western media reports in the last two days.
I do understand the deeply partisan attitudes that this generation is sparring against and trying to win over to its side, for its very survival depends upon sustaining the attention of an audience incessantly cannonaded by the insipid valorization of inane images swelling with lasciviousness and hollow promises of instant gratification.
Plagues of insects we have known, chattering hordes came out of the middle of the night to munch their way across hall the garden by dawn and multiply faster than we could shoo them away; and heavy night-flying seabirds which have crashed by the flock into the trees as I have wandered about the barge by candlelight, the dull thuds and cracking limbs, the hiss of leaves being sheared from branches, and my arms thrashing about, my body socked and cannonaded clear across the lawn by those feathered carcasses.