Adjective "volleyed" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A number of bullets, arrows, or other projectiles discharged at one time.
  1. 'As he was laid to rest, three Royal Marines fired a three-shot volley and a bugler sounded the Last Post.'
  2. 'Twenty officers mounted on horses quickly advanced, swinging batons, flanked by police on foot who fired concussion grenades and volleys of rubber bullets.'
  3. 'Normal war tactics involved massed ranks of lightly armed or armoured archers firing large volleys of arrows into formations of targets.'
  4. 'A volley of bullets ripped through the air and ricocheted into the hall.'
  5. 'Almost immediately, a volley of arrows sailed past her, shredding leaves and diving into the fertile soil.'
  6. 'Police responded by firing volleys of tear gas and rubber bullets.'
  7. 'This turned out to be true, but 10,000 were murdered with volleys of arrows.'
  8. 'They let off a volley of flaming arrows, which light up the night like mad fireflies on a rampage.'
  9. 'After the banner was marched into position on the parade ground, the four full guards on parade fired volleys in the ripple-effect drill movement known as Fieu de Joie or Joy of Sound.'
  10. 'The French cavalry charged into this funnel, hampered by volleys of arrows and by the wet ground; the rear lines piled into the front.'
  11. 'he unleashed a volley of angry questions'
  12. 'For an agonizing 20 minutes, he politely fielded a volley of impertinent questions.'
  13. 'Armed with their knowledge, the children fired a volley of questions at her.'
  14. 'It was then that the volley of questions started.'
  15. 'Enthusiasm filled the place as students fired a volley of questions, which the seasoned star answered with poise and complete ease.'
  16. 'Drunken hecklers were a different matter: the only way to handle them was to unleash a volley of abuse, humbling them with a few crushing put-downs.'
  17. 'After talking about four types of venomous snakes in the country, he faced a volley of questions from child participants.'
(in sport, especially tennis or soccer) a strike or kick of the ball made before it touches the ground.
  1. 'The Liverpool striker scored with a volley that took the breath away.'
  2. 'The striker shifted the ball from his right to left foot and unleashed a volley into the corner of the net, his 20th goal of the season.'
  3. 'Lee was obviously the best player, executing his shots, serves and volleys with the greatest of ease.'


(in sport, especially tennis or soccer) strike or kick (the ball) before it touches the ground.
  1. no object 'he took his chance well, volleying into the top corner from 25 yards'
  2. 'He chipped the ball over the head of a defender before volleying the ball to the back of the net from inside the penalty area.'
  3. 'She volleyed the ball over to Evelyn's half of the court.'
Utter or discharge in quick succession.
  1. 'Before she could volley back a smart reply, he offered her his arm.'

More definitions

1. the simultaneous discharge of a number of missiles or firearms.

2. the missiles so discharged.

3. a burst or outpouring of many things at once or in quick succession: a volley of protests.

4. Tennis. the flight of the ball before it hits the ground. the return of the ball before it hits the ground.

5. Soccer. a kick of the ball before it bounces on the ground.

6. Cricket. a ball so bowled that it hits the wicket before it touches the ground.

7. Mining. the exp

More examples(as adjective)

"goals can be volleyed."

"passes can be volleyed."

"kills can be volleyed."

"homes can be volleyed."

"forwards can be volleyed."

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(volley)Late 16th century: from French volée, based on Latin volare ‘to fly’.