1. the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)

a barrage of questions


a bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake

Syn: ↑barrage, ↑outpouring, ↑onslaught
Derivationally related forms: ↑bombard, ↑barrage (for: ↑barrage)
Hypernyms: ↑language, ↑linguistic communication
2. the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target

they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops


the shelling went on for hours without pausing

Syn: ↑barrage, ↑barrage fire, ↑battery, ↑shelling
Derivationally related forms: ↑shell (for: ↑shelling)
Hypernyms: ↑fire, ↑firing
3. the act (or an instance) of subjecting a body or substance to the impact of high-energy particles (as electrons or alpha rays)
Hypernyms: ↑radiation
4. an attack by dropping bombs
Syn: ↑bombing
Derivationally related forms: ↑bombard, ↑bomb (for: ↑bombing)
Hypernyms: ↑attack, ↑onslaught, ↑onset, ↑onrush

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