volley - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a lot of questions, insults etc all spoken or made at the same time

    a volley of abuse

  2. 2
    a lot of objects that move through the air

    a volley of bullets

    1. a.
      a lot of shots from guns at the same time

      There was a sudden volley of rifle fire.

  3. 3
    the action of hitting or kicking a ball back to an opponent before it touches the ground

    a forehand/backhand volley (=in tennis etc)

    See also half volley