Pronunciation Noun

volley (plural volleys)

  1. The simultaneous firing of a number of missiles or bullets; the projectiles so fired
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 6”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
      Fiery darts in flaming volies flew.
    • Each volley tells that thousands cease to breathe.
  2. A burst or emission of many things at once.
    a volley of words
  3. (sports) The flight of a ball just before it bounces
  4. (sports) A shot in which the ball is played before it hits the ground
  5. (cricket) A sending of the ball full to the top of the wicket.
Translations Translations Translations Verb

volley (volleys, present participle volleying; past and past participle volleyed)

  1. (transitive) To fire a volley of shots
  2. (sports, transitive) To hit the ball before it touches the ground
  3. (intransitive) To be fired in a volley
  4. (sports, intransitive) To make a volley
  5. To sound together

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