Definition of fusillade noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌfjuːˈleɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfjuːˈleɪd//
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a rapid series of shots fired from one or more guns; a rapid series of objects that are thrown synonym barrage a fusillade of bullets/stones (figurative) He faced a fusillade of questions from the waiting journalists. Word Originearly 19th cent.: from French, from fusiller ‘to shoot’, from fusil, based on Latin focus ‘hearth, fire’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fusillade