Adjective "fusillade" definition and examples

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

Pronunciation

/ˌfjuːzɪˈleɪd//ˌfjuːzɪˈlɑːd/

Definitions and examples

noun

A series of shots fired or missiles thrown all at the same time or in quick succession.
  1. 'There was a fusillade of bullets which spun me around.'
  2. 'Almost any newly translated French or Italian philosopher becomes fashionable, regardless of whether appropriate or not, and is hailed with a fetishistic fusillade of anachronistic footnotes.'
  3. 'Dipping into the nation's exchequer, he exclaimed: ‘Show me the general who can withstand a fusillade of pesos!’'
  4. 'Given that context, his recent fusillade of fulmination must have been nothing more than friendly fire.'
  5. 'But instead of blasting him with fusillades from the TV, they must reach him through hundreds of Web sites, channels, video games, even billboards.'
  6. 'A deadly fusillade of slaved ACP missiles raced out at the Destroyer's bridge tower.'
  7. 'Another fusillade of shots clipped nets and thumped into wood.'
  8. 'The search was wrapped up, and soldiers jumped back into the vehicles-buttoning up for an expected fusillade of rocks, if not gunfire, as they left.'
  9. 'But the thrust of this series is to unleash a fusillade of jokes, some of which are rattled off so fast that multiple viewings are required to pick them out.'
  10. 'Once brought under control by the mahouts, it lumbered across the river - this time to a fusillade of stones and rotting fruit thrown by the now vengeful onlookers.'

verb

Fire a fusillade at (a place or person)
  1. 'They went into hiding in Katlijk, but where betrayed and fusilladed by the German oppressor.'
  2. 'These legality saving measures were not taken into account in the highest degree either by the air bombes, or by the furious fire in the Kálvin square part of the house, or by the soviet soldiers and arrow-cross henchmen fusillading in the staircase.'

More definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"bullets can be fusillade."

Origin

Early 19th century: from French, from fusiller ‘to shoot’, from fusil (see fusil).