Etymology
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cannonade (n.)

"a continued discharge of artillery," 1650s, from cannon + -ade. As a verb, "attack with artillery," from 1660s. Compare French canonnade (16c.), Italian cannonata. Related: Cannonaded; cannonading.

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Definitions of cannonade
1
cannonade (v.)
attack with cannons or artillery;
2
cannonade (n.)
intense and continuous artillery fire;
Synonyms: drumfire
From wordnet.princeton.edu