Pronunciation of Fusillade
/fjˈuːsɪlˌe͡ɪd/, /fjˈuːsɪlˌeɪd/, /f_j_ˈuː_s_ɪ_l_ˌeɪ_d/
Synonyms for fusillade:
storm, recoil, pepper.
Other synonyms and related words:
drumfire, shower, recoil, fire, cannonade, drive-by, barrage, bombard, exchange, blitzkrieg, explosion, shot, hail, bombardment, fit, pepper, shooting, outburst, discharge, gunshot, blitz, storm, gunfire, burst, flurry, crossfire, attack.
Sense 2 (noun)
rapid outburst (noun)
Usage examples for fusillade:
- Of the two men ahead of him, the hindermost dropped into the grass and crawled snakelike back; the man in front dropped his rifle and started at top speed for safety; from the edge of the draw his companions sent a fusillade of rifle fire at the cabin. - "Laramie Holds the Range", Frank H. Spearman.
- But, notwithstanding the destruction of the nation's chief source of wealth, its oil wells, by the Rumanians themselves, in order to prevent their use by the enemy, and the systematic looting of the country by the invaders, there seems to be no lack of money in Bucharest, for the restaurants are filled to the doors nightly, there is a constant fusillade of champagne corks, and in the various gardens, all of which have cabaret performances, the popular dancers are showered with silver and notes. - "The New Frontiers of Freedom from the Alps to the Ã†gean", Edward Alexander Powell.