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Noun: volley  vó-lee
  1. Rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
    "our volley from the left flank caught them by surprise";
    - fusillade, salvo, burst
  2. A tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces
Verb: volley  vó-lee
  1. Be dispersed in a volley
    "gun shots volleyed at the attackers"
  2. Hit before it touches the ground
    "volley the tennis ball"
  3. Discharge in, or as if in, a volley
    "the attackers volleyed gunshots at the civilians"
  4. (court game) make a volley
  5. Utter rapidly
    "volley a string of curses"

Derived forms: volleys, volleying, volleyed

Type of: discharge, disperse, dissipate, emit, fire, firing, hit, let loose, let out, play, return, scatter, spread out, utter

Antonym: ground stroke

Encyclopedia: Volley