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Word of the Day 03/21/17 Fusillade

Fusillade (noun, verb)
fusillade [fyoo-suh-leyd, -lahd, -zuh-]


noun
1. a simultaneous or continuous discharge of firearms.
2. a general discharge or outpouring of anything: a fusillade of questions.

verb (used with object), fusilladed, fusillading.
3. to attack or shoot by a fusillade.

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Origin: 1795-1805; < French, equivalent to fusill(er) to shoot (see fusil) + -ade -ade

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