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noun [countable] gunshot pronunciation in British English /ˈɡʌnˌʃɒt/
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  1. 1
    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
    Police fired gunshots and tear gas to disperse the rioters.
    He died from a gunshot wound to the head.


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