War and violence

fusillade
(n)
FYOO-sill-aid
Meaning

simultaneous firing or outburst (of missiles, questions, etcetera)

1st Sample Sentence

As the convicted murderer was led from the courtroom, the crowd hurled a fusillade of threats and insults at him.

Root

focilis (producing fire) (Latin)

Mnemonics

'Fusion' bomb, a kind of nuclear bomb. So 'fusillade' is discharge of bombs.

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