Noun: volley vó-lee
Verb: volley vó-lee
- Rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
"our volley from the left flank caught them by surprise";
- fusillade, salvo, burst
- A tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces
- Be dispersed in a volley
"gun shots volleyed at the attackers"
- Hit before it touches the ground
"volley the tennis ball"
- Discharge in, or as if in, a volley
"the attackers volleyed gunshots at the civilians"
- (court game) make a volley
- Utter rapidly
"volley a string of curses"
Derived forms: volleyed, volleying, volleys
Type of: discharge, disperse, dissipate, emit, fire, firing, hit, let loose, let out, play, return, scatter, spread out, utter
Antonym: ground stroke