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Definition of "volley" []

  • A simultaneous discharge of a number of missiles. (noun)
  • The missiles thus discharged. (noun)
  • A bursting forth of many things together: a volley of oaths. (noun)
  • Sports The flight of a ball before it touches the ground: kicked the soccer ball on the volley. (noun)
  • Sports A shot, especially in tennis, made by striking the ball before it touches the ground. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "volley" in a sentence
  • "It came after Chamakh had nodded the ball down for Nasri, who let fly with a volley from the edge of the box."
  • "No, this volley is being fired by Peter Paul, and it's a doozy."
  • "The final's winning goal was scored by Zinedine Zidane, with a left-footed volley from the edge of the penalty area."