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volley

vol·ley

volley

 
pronunciation:
va li
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: volleys
definition 1: the firing of a number of guns or other weapons at the same time.
The soldiers sent a volley of bullets at the enemy.
similar words:
barrage, battery, discharge, emission, fire
definition 2: a burst of words or acts done together.
The students had a volley of complaints for their teacher.
synonyms:
barrage
similar words:
blast, bombardment, discharge, hail, outburst, storm
definition 3: the act of returning the ball before it touches the ground in sports such as tennis.
He won the point with a good volley.
similar words:
return
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: volleyed, volleying, volleys
definition: to return the ball before it touches the ground in sports such as tennis.
She always volleys accurately.
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