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Salvo in a Sentence

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Below you will find the definition of salvo, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.


(noun) - rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms

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EXAMPLES - Salvo in a Sentence

  1. His partner in crime in this opening salvo is J.H. Williams III. (source)
  2. The A.P. was below when the salvo from the German cruiser struck the ship. (source)
  3. Spangler's final salvo: "Do you really think anyone is going to give a s---?" (source)
  4. That opening salvo forced candidate Bush to depart from his well-rehearsed script. (source)
  5. The second burst coincided with the next salvo from the Russians 'Maxim machine gun. (source)
  6. The four proposers have each written an opening 500-word salvo for Guardian Unlimited. (source)
  7. The latest hate-filled salvo is from Lou Sheldon's Traditional Values Coalition Web site: (source)
  8. "This is a kind of salvo fired by the council telling him - 'There's no safe harbor here.'" (source)
  9. As a final salvo, this week's killer shrugs off his mistaken-identity misdeed: What can I say? (source)
  10. With the above were found a kind of salvo or perfume spoon in green slate, and a second in alabaster. (source)
  11. It's the latest salvo in an ongoing war against real financial regulations that protect the American people. (source)
  12. The latest entry is obviously another salvo to sound impressive on national security, her main target being Pres. (source)
  13. Shaun Udal edged Allenby to second slip before Robert Croft and Cosker finished off the innings in a four-ball salvo. (source)
  14. On its publication in 1669 Dryden honestly admitted its former failure, though with a kind of salvo for his self-love. (source)
  15. It's the latest salvo in an ongoing war against real financial reform and regulations that protect the American people. (source)
  16. One day before reporting quarterly earnings, Microsoft unveiled its latest salvo, which is the operating system, Windows 7. (source)
  17. However, if you have the right lawyer, the other side may not even be willing to make the opening salvo of seeking full custody. (source)
  18. So the last salvo is usually to establish a patent much in the same vein as the anemic Microsoft - in order to stifle competition. (source)
  19. The move was widely seen as the opening salvo of, if nothing else, an attempt to make the working of Google's advertising system more transparent. (source)
  20. Already the warning shots have been fired regarding smaller class sizes for P1 to P3 and I can't imagine the salvo is going to let up any time soon. (source)
  21. Within two working days of Mangano's inauguration, a letter from NIFA landed on his desk -- the opening salvo of what would fast become a testy relationship. (source)
  22. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), launched the first major salvo in a Feb. 16 op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, just three days before the House vote. (source)
  23. Microsoft launched its latest salvo in the 26-year-old Windows vs. Mac wars earlier this week with a Web site designed to help people choose between a Windows 7 PC and a Mac. (source)
  24. After the opening salvo which is unknown Iron Maiden terrain (as usual on an Iron Maiden album), we comes straight onto the well known Iron Maiden landscape with the title track. (source)
  25. He didn't mention those firms by name, but his comments were clearly directed at the ongonig salvo between Comcast and Level 3 over charges to deliver traffic to Comcast customers. (source)
  26. Cornyn's remarks represent the latest salvo in a broader debate between Democrats and Republicans over the efficacy of the stimulus package and its contribution to the budget deficit. (source)
  27. "The DRP was sort of our opening salvo," said Mr. Kruger, who added he would call for substantial structural reforms within government to bring new efficiencies and help close the gap. (source)
  28. In the latest salvo in the mutual-fund industry's fee wars, Vanguard Group Inc. said it would lower the bar for nearly two million more of its customers to get into its lowest-fee funds. (source)
  29. Witness this week's opening salvo from the Chinese Iron and Steel Association: If steel prices have fallen back to 1994 levels, why shouldn't the key raw material be cut to the same mark? (source)
  30. U.S. Bancorp, which act as trustees for the first-mortgage holder, marks the opening salvo in a legal battle that could keep a cloud of uncertainty for months over the 56-building complex. (source)
  31. Just days after the Parents Television Council lobbed its latest salvo against Glee, the show risks further wrath from the decency police with a nose-thumbing trip to Transsexual, Transylvania. (source)
  32. The salvo was the latest in a series of volleys that saw Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach take out ads in the Washington Post to defend the oilsands industry against charges that it produces "dirty oil." (source)
  33. The filing is the latest salvo in the ongoing battle over who owns the pouty-lipped, stylishly-dressed, multi-ethnic line of Bratz dolls, which at its height notched $1 billion in annual revenue for MGA. (source)
  34. In what is likely just an opening salvo, BHP on Wednesday reacted to Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan's dismissal of its bid as "grossly inadequate" by going directly to shareholders with the $130 a share offer. (source)
  35. (April 30) -- Fingers of greasy sheen from a massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico have reportedly begun lapping the Louisiana shoreline, the first salvo in what could become the nation's worst environmental disaster in decades (source)
  36. In firing off more than 110 cruise missiles in the opening salvo against Libya's air defenses, U.S. and British forces in the Mediterranean burned through somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million of equipment in just a few hours. (source)
  37. At a time when the two parties are flirting with the possibility of shutting down the whole government over a series of proposed Republican budgets cuts, many in the same cost range as that cruise-missile salvo, even that much expense has deep political significance. (source)
  38. TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's parliament is set to summon President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for questioning over an economic scandal and his polices after the required number of lawmakers signed a petition Sunday, the latest salvo in a long battle between the president and his rivals. (source)
  39. The chef's opening salvo was relatively small, a few Italian breadsticks ($6) around which was wrapped prosciutto from Parma; what I didn't realize until eating one was that he had dipped the breadstick into a "tonnato" tuna-caper aioli before wrapping it, for a unique taste. (source)
  40. The video comes as White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer continued his string of tough November blog posts slamming opponents of President Obama's proposal with a holiday weekend salvo taking on one Washington Post columnist - with the White House pledging more of the same to come. (source)
  41. His latest salvo came in a 245-word letter to the editor in the Washington Post, in which he not only savaged yet another misbegotten Washington Post editorial about Internet policy, but also took on the Verizon-Google joint policy "recommendation" and then noted the cruel reality of the agency to which he has devoted almost nine years of his professional career. (source)
  42. The story says the filing "is just the latest salvo in a several-year battle between Joseph Zengerle, a West Point graduate and Airborne Ranger Infantry officer in Vietnam who founded the university's Clinic for Legal Assistance to Servicemembers, and Kyndra Rotunda, former lawyer in the Army's Judge Advocate General's Office and a prosecutor for the Guantanamo Bay Office of Military Commissions, who was hired as the clinic's director." (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 53.0, which suggests that "salvo" 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 6 synonyms for salvo.

barrage, bombardment, burst, cannonade, gunfire, volley


We have 0 antonyms for salvo.


Pronunciation: (sălˈvō)

Syllabification: sal-vo


View up to 25 definitions of salvo from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (noun) A simultaneous discharge of firearms.
  2. (noun) The simultaneous release of a rack of bombs from an aircraft.
  3. (noun) The projectiles or bombs thus released.
  4. (noun) Something resembling a release or discharge of bombs or firearms, as:
  5. (noun) A sudden outburst, as of cheers or praise.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (noun) An exception; a reservation; an excuse.
  2. (noun) A concentrated fire from pieces of artillery, as in endeavoring to make a break in a fortification; a volley.
  3. (noun) By extension, any volley, as in an argument or debate.
  4. (noun) A salute paid by a simultaneous, or nearly simultaneous, firing of a number of cannon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (noun) An exception; a reservation; an excuse.
  2. (noun) A concentrated fire from pieces of artillery, as in endeavoring to make a break in a fortification; a volley.
  3. (noun) A salute paid by a simultaneous, or nearly simultaneous, firing of a number of cannon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (noun) An exception; a reservation; an excuse; a saving fact or clause.
  2. (noun) A general discharge of guns intended as a salute.
  3. (noun) A concentrated fire from a greater or less number of pieces of artillery, for the purpose of breaching, etc., the simultaneous concussion of a number of cannon-balls on masonry, or even earthwork, producing a very destructive effect.
  4. (noun) The combined shouts or cheers of a multitude, generally expressive of honor, esteem, admiration, etc.: as, salvos of applause.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (noun) rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
  2. (noun) a sudden outburst of cheers
  3. (noun) an outburst resembling the discharge of firearms or the release of bombs