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Definition of volley noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(in some sports, for example tennis or soccer) a hit or kick of the ball before it touches the ground She hit a forehand volley into the net.
  2. 2a lot of bullets, stones, etc. that are fired or thrown at the same time A volley of shots rang out. Police fired a volley over the heads of the crowd.
  3. 3a lot of questions, comments, insults, etc. that are directed at someone quickly one after the other synonym torrent She faced a volley of angry questions from her mother.
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