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Below you will find the definition of barrage, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)
EXAMPLES - Barrage in a Sentence
- Rachel calmly smiles and waits until the barrage is over. (source)
- Israel weighs responses to 'barrage' of international criticism (source)
- The Obama campaign has called the barrage of lawsuits 'garbage.' (source)
- A "barrage" is not an appropriate response to a perceived slight. (source)
- Then what the military calls a barrage of small-arms fire and RPGs. (source)
- US ambassador in Rome Ronald Spolgi reports on the latest in a "barrage" of (source)
- NZ called a "barrage" of price rises that are to hit households in the coming months. (source)
- a 1.0 among adults 18-49. the phone call barrage that was reported in the fandom a factor? (source)
- 1 - Regarding the foreclosure barrage, that is an opinion that I have seen stated both ways. (source)
- A front-runner does not launch this kind of barrage of negative, err, comparative advertising. (source)
- I, for one, can't contemplate what you would have to do to get that kind of barrage sent your way. (source)
- You see shelling implies a long term barrage, use of large cannons and actually hitting a target or two. (source)
- The silt in the barrage is to be the subject of an environmental study which went out to tender in February. (source)
- However in this photo those aren't blimps (untethered manned aircraft) but something called barrage balloons. (source)
- Germany, depending upon the kind of barrage which some of the men whom he knew in America might lay down for him. (source)
- Sherdeill Breathett attributes part of the problem to what he calls a barrage of negative images on TV and in music videos. (source)
- Neither Thompson or Morris felt that the visual impact of a barrage was a good enough reason not to press ahead with the scheme. (source)
- He suggested a "barrage" across the harbour that would take advantage of a natural bottleneck between Port Chalmers and Portobello. (source)
- I fully expect a robocall barrage over the last week, where I'll be told that Barack Obama plans to hire Reverend Wright and jake 4 that 1 (source)
- The barrage is a player for 2050, as are the newly emerging tidal fence and tidal reef technologies which might have less environmental impact. (source)
- MCCARTHY: Well, the Sukkur barrage, which is this massive architectural, almost looks like a massive aqueduct, regulates six to seven major irrigation canals. (source)
- Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, called the barrage of e-mails "a dirty trick" aimed at suppressing Democratic voters. (source)
- The upstream end of the island was strewn with logs of wood, forming a kind of barrage, the water of the dividing stream being thrown with great force against it. (source)
- Size: tool name barrage of artillery fired by North Korea into the sea as a grave provocation Tuesday and warned that it would deal sternly with any further such acts. (source)
- Gingrich yesterday renewed his criticism of what he described as a barrage of negative ads run against him, accusing Wall Street and Goldman Sachs of financing the attacks. (source)
- The local residents here believe there was a breach further north, either on a barrage, which is a water barrier, or a canal or the river embankment further north - just overflowed. (source)
- Joe Hockey defends Coalition costings OPPOSITION Treasury spokesman Joe Hockey is defending the Coalition's policy costings from what he calls a barrage of "hysterical allegations" from (source)
- Maryport mum Carla Cox, 29, said she still has her doubts about the reality of global warming but she thought the barrage might be a less intrusive alternative to the windmills of Robin Rigg. (source)
- These letters were written to my sister, her lawyer and HarperCollins -- not an attempt to "barrage" them as she alleges, but as an attempt to resolve this quietly and outside of the public's eye. (source)
- If anything, a few of the better-off mothers with young children, and possibly fathers, will buy this well-researched book seeking tips to combating the "barrage" of sexual imagery aimed at children. (source)
- The warship will be on the lookout for that, and in spite of certain brave words earlier, I honestly don't give us a tax collector's chance at Paradise of getting through the kind of barrage she can throw. (source)
- Tystad vividly recalls the barrage of red and green tracer rounds, the great white bursts of explosions in the trapped convoy and the dark silhouettes of frantic Iraqi soldiers backlit by the flames of the burning vehicles. (source)
- (NB: Presumably the civilian total cited for Israel/Lebanon does not include data from Haifa, where we learn in a breaking news report immediately following this segment that a "barrage" of rockets has just rained down from Hezbollah). (source)
- District Judge Janet Arterton said the prosecutor had posed a "barrage" of impermissible questions to Washington's girlfriend during the trial about conversations with him and had brought up a previous shooting she had ruled inadmissible. (source)
- The Bush campaign wanted to wait until the Democratic nominee was settled on, but because of what they call a barrage of negative attacks against the president, and his poll numbers certainly are sliding, they decided to step up the timing of this just a big - Anderson? (source)
- US experts believe that while Israel unquestionably has the military capability - and may have the political will - to mount a long-range attack, it could not sustain the kind of long-term barrage that Washington launched against Baghdad in the early phases of two Gulf wars. (source)
- When Mrs. Clinton was criticized in a newspaper column for showing some cleavage on the Senate floor this summer, Ms. Peterson recalled the barrage of sexually suggestive "Animal House" remarks leveled at her when she began her career some 20 years ago at the American Stock Exchange. (source)
- South Hadley High School student Phoebe Prince, 15, committed suicide last month, after what friends and family members described as a barrage of online bullying taunts, threats and rumors about the girl, who had moved to the Western Massachusetts town from Ireland about six months before. (source)
- Consideration of subaqueous works necessarily leads the mind to appliances for diving, and although its date is considerably anterior to 1862, I feel tempted, as I believe the construction is known to very few of our members, to say a few words about the diving apparatus known as the "Bateau-plongeur," and used at the "barrage" on the Nile. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 51.0, which suggests that "barrage" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 18 synonyms for barrage.
battery, blast, bombardment, broadside, cannonade, crossfire, curtain of fire, discharge, enfilade, fire, fusillade, gunfire, hail, salvo, shelling, shower, storm, volley
We have 1 antonym for barrage.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of barrage from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) An artificial obstruction, such as a dam or irrigation channel, built in a watercourse to increase its depth or to divert its flow.
- (noun) A heavy curtain of artillery fire directed in front of friendly troops to screen and protect them.
- (noun) A rapid, concentrated discharge of missiles, as from small arms.
- (noun) An overwhelming, concentrated outpouring, as of words: a barrage of criticism.
- (verb-transitive) To direct a barrage at.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) an artificial obstruction, such as a dam, in a river designed to increase its depth or to divert its flow
- (noun) a heavy curtain of artillery fire directed in front of one's own troops to screen and protect them (Wikipedia)
- (noun) a concentrated discharge of projectile weapons
- (noun) an overwhelming outburst of words, especially of criticism
- (noun) A "next hit wins" contest to determine the winner of a bout in case of a tie.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) An artificial bar or obstruction placed in a river or watercourse to increase the depth of water.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The act of barring; specifically, the formation of an artificial obstruction in a watercourse, in order to increase the depth of the water, to facilitate irrigation, and for other purposes.
- (noun) The artificial bar thus formed; especially, one of those on the river Nile in Egypt.
- (noun) In playing instruments like the guitar, the application of the finger of the left hand across all or some of the strings near the nut, so as to shorten them uniformly and thus raise their pitch; a temporary nut. (See nut, 3. and capo tasto.) When the finger stops part of the strings the barrage is little; if all, great or grand.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)
- (verb) address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage
- (noun) the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target