how to pronounce salvo


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salvo is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of salvo in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… it's kind of an opening salvo we'll see …”

meanings of salvo


  1. A salute paid by a simultaneous, or nearly simultaneous, firing of a number of cannon.
  2. Any volley, as in an argument or debate.
  3. A concentrated fire from pieces of artillery, as in endeavoring to make a break in a fortification; a volley.
  4. An exception; a reservation; an excuse.
  5. The combined cheers of a crowd.


  1. To discharge weapons in a salvo.


  1. A surname​.

salvo frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word salvo occurs in english on average 0.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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