|1.||[ noun ] (linguistics) the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)|
|2.||[ noun ] (military) the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target|
|Synonyms:||battery bombardment shelling barrage_fire|
"they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops" "the shelling went on for hours without pausing"
|Related terms:||fire blast|
|3.||[ verb ] attack with a barrage|
"The speaker was barraged by an angry audience"