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
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
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