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fu·sil·lade

 (fyo͞o′sə-läd′, -lād′, -zə-, fyo͞o′sə-läd′, -lād′, -zə-)
n.
1. A discharge from a number of firearms, fired simultaneously or in rapid succession.
2. A rapid outburst or barrage: a fusillade of insults.
tr.v. fu·sil·lad·ed, fu·sil·lad·ing, fu·sil·lades
To attack with a fusillade.

[French, from fusiller, to shoot, from fusil, firearm; see fusil.]

fusillade

(ˌfjuːzɪˈleɪd; -ˈlɑːd)
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a simultaneous or rapid continual discharge of firearms
2. a sudden outburst, as of criticism
vb
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (tr) to attack with a fusillade
[C19: from French, from fusiller to shoot; see fusil1]

fu•sil•lade

(ˈfyu səˌlɑd, -ˌleɪd, -zə-)

n., v. -lad•ed, -lad•ing. n.
1. a simultaneous or continuous discharge of firearms.
2. a general discharge or outpouring of anything: a fusillade of questions.
v.t.
3. to attack or shoot by a fusillade.
[1795–1805; < French, derivative of fusiller to shoot, derivative of fusil fusil1]

Fusillade

 simultaneous discharge of firearms.
Examples: fusillade of bullets; of personalities, 1884; of swearing, 1881; of terror, 1863.

fusillade


Past participle: fusilladed
Gerund: fusillading

Imperative
fusillade
fusillade
Present
I fusillade
you fusillade
he/she/it fusillades
we fusillade
you fusillade
they fusillade
Preterite
I fusilladed
you fusilladed
he/she/it fusilladed
we fusilladed
you fusilladed
they fusilladed
Present Continuous
I am fusillading
you are fusillading
he/she/it is fusillading
we are fusillading
you are fusillading
they are fusillading
Present Perfect
I have fusilladed
you have fusilladed
he/she/it has fusilladed
we have fusilladed
you have fusilladed
they have fusilladed
Past Continuous
I was fusillading
you were fusillading
he/she/it was fusillading
we were fusillading
you were fusillading
they were fusillading
Past Perfect
I had fusilladed
you had fusilladed
he/she/it had fusilladed
we had fusilladed
you had fusilladed
they had fusilladed
Future
I will fusillade
you will fusillade
he/she/it will fusillade
we will fusillade
you will fusillade
they will fusillade
Future Perfect
I will have fusilladed
you will have fusilladed
he/she/it will have fusilladed
we will have fusilladed
you will have fusilladed
they will have fusilladed
Future Continuous
I will be fusillading
you will be fusillading
he/she/it will be fusillading
we will be fusillading
you will be fusillading
they will be fusillading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fusillading
you have been fusillading
he/she/it has been fusillading
we have been fusillading
you have been fusillading
they have been fusillading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fusillading
you will have been fusillading
he/she/it will have been fusillading
we will have been fusillading
you will have been fusillading
they will have been fusillading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fusillading
you had been fusillading
he/she/it had been fusillading
we had been fusillading
you had been fusillading
they had been fusillading
Conditional
I would fusillade
you would fusillade
he/she/it would fusillade
we would fusillade
you would fusillade
they would fusillade
Past Conditional
I would have fusilladed
you would have fusilladed
he/she/it would have fusilladed
we would have fusilladed
you would have fusilladed
they would have fusilladed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fusillade - rapid simultaneous discharge of firearmsfusillade - rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"
firing, fire - the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
Verb1.fusillade - attack with fusillade
fire, discharge - cause to go off; "fire a gun"; "fire a bullet"

fusillade

noun barrage, fire, burst, hail, volley, outburst, salvo, broadside Both were killed in a fusillade of bullets.

fusillade

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

fusillade

[ˌfjuːzɪˈleɪd] N (lit) → descarga f cerrada (fig) → lluvia f

fusillade

[ˌfjuːzəˈlɑːd ˌfjuːzəˈleɪd] n
[shots] → fusillade f
(fig) [questions] → feu m roulant

fusillade

nSalve f

fusillade

[ˌfjuːzɪˈleɪd] nscarica, raffica (fig) → raffica
References in classic literature ?
The "pitchfork senator" stood their fusillade of questions for about an hour, and then went home in disgust, and the balance of the meeting was a strictly party affair.
Our warriors then rushed up to the roofs of the buildings which we occupied and followed the retreating armada with a continuous fusillade of deadly fire.
I was even afraid that that last fusillade I had heard might mean the extermination of our invaders from Mars.
At the end of an instant they heard a furious fusillade.
The twenty men marched straight toward the barrier, but from behind the beams, from among the wagon-wheels and from the heights of the rocks a terrible fusillade burst forth and at the same time Planchet's halberdiers appeared at the corner of the Cemetery of the Innocents, and Louvieres's bourgeois at the corner of the Rue de la Monnaie.
I was awakened with a start by cries of alarm, and scarce were my eyes opened, nor had I yet sufficiently collected my wits to quite realize where I was, when a fusillade of shots rang out, reverberating through the subterranean corridors in a series of deafening echoes.
The booming cannonade and the fusillade of musketry were growing more intense over the whole field, especially to the left where Bagration's fleches were, but where Pierre was the smoke of the firing made it almost impossible to distinguish anything.
The Kaolians were forming under their officers in readiness to board, and then a sudden fierce fusillade from the rifles of the green warriors vomited their hail of death and destruction into the side of the brave flier.
At that part of the circle closest to the Waziri, a constant fusillade of shots was poured into the bushes behind which the black warriors had concealed themselves.
We saw nothing of the wild men of the previous day, and only once were we menaced by any of the strange denizens of Caprona, when some frightful nightmare of the sky swooped down upon us, only to be driven off by a fusillade of bullets.
Virginia was positive that her fusillade had frightened them into a hasty retreat, but again Sing discouraged any such idea when he pointed to the fact that another instant would have carried the prahu close to the Ithaca's side and out of the machine gun's radius of action.
Down went the Galu and Kro-lu warriors like tenpins before that deadly fusillade.