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Meaning & Definition of Volley in English

English

Volley

/vɑli/

noun

1. Rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms

  • "Our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"
    synonym:
  • fusillade
  • ,
  • salvo
  • ,
  • volley
  • ,
  • burst

2. A tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces

    synonym:
  • volley

verb

1. Be dispersed in a volley

  • "Gun shots volleyed at the attackers"
    synonym:
  • volley

2. Hit before it touches the ground

  • "Volley the tennis ball"
    synonym:
  • volley

3. Discharge in, or as if in, a volley

  • "The attackers volleyed gunshots at the civilians"
    synonym:
  • volley

4. Make a volley

    synonym:
  • volley

5. Utter rapidly

  • "Volley a string of curses"
    synonym:
  • volley