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



BrE BrE//ˌkænəˈneɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkænəˈneɪd//
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a continuous firing of large guns Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from French, from Italian cannonata, from cannone ‘large tube’, from canna ‘cane, reed’, via Latin from Greek kanna, kannē, of Semitic origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cannonade