Antonyms of noun volley

1 of 2 senses of volley

Sense 2
volley -- (a tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces)
       Antonym of ground stroke (Sense 1)
      => ground stroke -- (a tennis return made by hitting the ball after it has bounced once)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun volley

2 senses of volley

Sense 1
fusillade, salvo, volley, burst -- (rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise")
       => fire, firing -- (the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire")

Sense 2
volley -- (a tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces)
       => return -- (a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb volley

5 senses of volley

Sense 1
volley -- (be dispersed in a volley; "gun shots volleyed at the attackers")
       => disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out -- (move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";)

Sense 2
volley -- (hit before it touches the ground; "volley the tennis ball")
       => hit -- (cause to move by striking; "hit a ball")

Sense 3
volley -- (discharge in, or as if in, a volley; "the attackers volleyed gunshots at the civilians")
       => discharge -- (pour forth or release; "discharge liquids")

Sense 4
volley -- (make a volley)
       => play -- (participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches")

Sense 5
volley -- (utter rapidly; "volley a string of curses")
       => utter, emit, let out, let loose -- (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand")

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