volley ( volleys plural & 3rd person present) ( volleying present participle) ( volleyed past tense & past participle )
1 verb In sport, if someone volleys the ball, they hit it before it touches the ground.
He volleyed the ball spectacularly into the far corner of the net... V n prep/adv
McNeil volleyed more effectively in the second set. V
Volley is also a noun., n-count
She hit most of the winning volleys.
2 n-count A volleyof gunfire is a lot of bullets that travel through the air at the same time.
oft N of n
It's still not known how many died in the volleys of gunfire...
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