how to pronounce massacre

mæsəkəɹ

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“… and after the Montreal massacre to use …”

meanings of massacre

noun:

  1. Any overwhelming defeat, as in a game or sport.
  2. Murder.
  3. The killing of a considerable number (usually limited to people) where little or no resistance can be made, with indiscriminate violence, without necessity, and contrary to civilized norms. St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre.

verb:

  1. To give a performance so poorly it is in the manner of so slaughtering the musical piece, play etc being performed.
  2. To win so decisively it is in the manner of so slaughtering one's opponent.
  3. To kill in considerable numbers where little or no resistance can be made, with indiscriminate violence, without necessity, and contrary to civilized norms. (Often limited to the killing of human beings.).