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



BrE BrE//ˈɡʌnfaɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡʌnfaɪər//
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the repeated firing of guns; the sound of guns firing an exchange of gunfire with the police I could hear gunfire.Extra examples A convoy was hit by gunfire. Bursts of celebratory gunfire could be heard on the streets. Heavy gunfire broke out in the capital last night. Seventy protesters were killed by indiscriminate gunfire. The terrorists boarded the bus and sprayed the passengers with gunfire. They sprayed gunfire into the crowd. They were killed in an exchange of gunfire between riot police and demonstrators. We heard the rapid crackle of automatic gunfire. Youths exchanged gunfire with police.s
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