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noun [countable] American English pronunciation: gunshot /ˈɡʌnˌʃɑt/ 
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  1. 1
    Sound effect: gunshot the sound that is made when someone fires a gun

    Residents claim they heard gunshots on the night Billy was murdered.

  2. 2
    the bullets shot from a gun

    The police fired gunshots and tear gas to disperse the rioters.

    He died from a gunshot wound to the head.

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