Gunshot - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡʌnʃɑːt|  American pronunciation of the word gunshot
Brit.  |ˈɡʌnʃɒt|  British pronunciation of the word gunshot


- the act of shooting a gun (syn: gunfire)


He was killed by a gunshot to the head.

They heard thousands of gunshots.

She says she heard a gunshot at about midnight.

The gunshot stampeded the cattle.

That was a rough night in the pit. We had a gunshot wound and an earful of crash victims.

A man has been admitted to hospital with gunshot wounds.

Death was attributable to gunshot wounds.

a gunshot slapped him on the forehead

Word forms

singular: gunshot
plural: gunshots
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