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  • firing artillery in a large amount for a length of time
  • to discharge artillery fire
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Can`non*ade" (?), n. [F. Canonnade; cf. It. cannanata.] 1. The act of discharging cannon and throwing ball, shell, etc., for the purpose of destroying an army, or battering a town, ship, or fort; -- usually, an attack of some continuance.

A furious cannonade was kept up from the whole circle of batteries on the devoted towm.

2. Fig.; A loud noise like a cannonade; a booming.

Blue Walden rolls its cannonade.

Can`non*ade", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cannonade; p. pr. & vb. n. Cannonading.] To attack with heavy artillery; to batter with cannon shot.

Can`non*ade", v. i. To discharge cannon; as, the army cannonaded all day.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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