- 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.
- 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.
- 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.