- IPA: /ˈvɒli/
volley (plural volleys)
- 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.
- A burst or emission of many things at once.
- a volley of words
- (sports) The flight of a ball just before it bounces
- (sports) A shot in which the ball is played before it hits the ground
- (cricket) A sending of the ball full to the top of the wicket.
- French: volée, salve
- German: Salve
- Italian: raffica
- Portuguese: salva, saraivada
- Russian: залп
- Spanish: salva
volley (volleys, present participle volleying; past and past participle volleyed)
- (transitive) To fire a volley of shots
- (sports, transitive) To hit the ball before it touches the ground
- (intransitive) To be fired in a volley
- (sports, intransitive) To make a volley
- To sound together