Adjective "blitzkrieg" definition and examples

(Blitzkrieg may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈblɪtskriːɡ/

Definitions and examples

noun

An intense military campaign intended to bring about a swift victory.
  1. 'The idea of lightning strikes, blitzkriegs, and selective engagement per se is nothing new, going way back into military history.'
  2. 'During World War II, the German blitzkrieg demonstrated a major change in the conduct of warfare.'

More definitions

1. blitz (defs 1, 2, 5).

More examples(as adjective)

"invasions can be blitzkrieg."

Origin

Second World War: from German, literally ‘lightning war’.