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Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: fusiller 'to shoot', from Late Latin focus 'fire'

fusillade

noun
     
Related topics: Colours and Sounds, Weapons
fu‧sil‧lade [countable usually singular]
1CPMW a quick series of shots fired from a gun, or a quick series of other objects that are thrown
fusillade of
a fusillade of bullets
2 a quick series of questions or remarks

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