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Definition of the noun gunshot

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noun - plural: gunshots

  1. the act of shooting a gun
    • examples: While he was giving the speech, the sound of a gunshot could be heard. | Tom had been released from the hospital, but he was still recovering from the gunshot wound. | Tom thought he heard a gunshot. | We were in the living room when we heard the gunshot. | We saw paramedics treating the gunshot victims. | We heard a gunshot. | Two people say they heard a gunshot. | Tom was bleeding heavily from a gunshot wound. | Tom wanted to find a doctor who would treat his gunshot wound without reporting it to the police. | Tom saw two men lying on the floor, bleeding from gunshot wounds.
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of gunshot: gunfire
    • more generic words: shooting / shot = the act of firing a projectile
    • more specific terms:
      • enfilade fire / enfilade = gunfire directed along the length rather than the breadth of a formation
      • snipe = a gunshot from a concealed location

Alternative definition of the noun gunshot


  1. The act of discharging a firearm.
  2. The sound made by a discharging firearm.


Gunshot was a British hip hop group, formed by MC Mercury, MC Alkaline, Q-Roc, DJ White Child Rix and DJ/MC Barry Blue in the area of Leyton in east London, around 1988/1989. They were originally called Sudden Impact.

  • members:
  • genre: Hip hop music
  • albums: "Battle Creek Brawl", "Compilation", "Patriot Games", "Twilight Last Gleaming", "International Rescue", "The Singles", "Mind Of A Razor"


  1. "GunShot" is a musical single of Rize.
    • released on (12 years ago)
  2. "Gunshot" is a composition.


"Gunshot" is a 1996 thriller film directed by S.V. Krishna Reddy.


Gunshot: A gunshot is the discharge of a firearm, producing a mechanical sound effect and a chemical gunshot residue. The term can also refer to a gunshot wound caused by such a discharge. Multiple discharges of a firearm or firearms are referred to as gunfire. The word can connote either the sound of a gun firing, the projectiles that were fired, or both. For example, the statement "gunfire came from the next street" could either mean the sound of discharge, or it could mean the bullets themselves. It is better to be a bit more specific while writing however. "The sound of gunfire" or "we came under gunfire" would be more descriptive and prevent confusion. In the latter phrase, in particular, "fire" is more commonly used, as both words hold the same general meaning within the proper context.

  • also known as shooting

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Google previewDark Matter (2013)

Invisibility in Drama, Theater, and Performance by Andrew Sofer

Unlike an alienation effect, which would invite us to take up a critical perspective on the action—as, for example, Hamlet's gravedigger invites us to view tragedy through the lens ofirony—the gunshot is a trauma-effect. Its echoes carry ...

Google previewMelancholia (2006)

The Diagnosis, Pathophysiology and Treatment of Depressive Illness by Michael Alan Taylor, Max Fink

Gunshot is the leading cause of death by suicide for 125 7 ...

Google previewImproving Animal Welfare, 2 Edition (2015)

A Practical Approach by Temple Grandin

Firearms Gunshot is an acceptable means of euthanasia for all livestock. In the USA, it is the most popular method for on-farm euthanasia (Fulwider et al., 2008). Gunshot euthanizes by mass destruction of the brain. A basic principle is that a ...

Google previewStep-by-Step Medical Coding 2009 Edition (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A Gunshot is the discharge of a firearm, and ...

Google previewDictionary of the English Language (Complete and Unabridged) (2011)

by Samuel Johnson

GUNSHOT (GU'NSHOT) n.s.[ gun and ...

Google previewDictionary of Practical Surgery (1886)

by Christopher Heath

Gunshot Injury of Nerves. — Wound of the cerebral nerves is very rare, except in conjunction with other severe injury. Branches of the fifth are sometimes wounded, and also the facial nerve. The pneumogastric has been sometimes divided in ...

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Even if I were knocked down by one gunshot it wouldn't affect our democracy and I wasn't knocked down and I have great confidence in our democracy and in Taiwan and in the people of Taiwan. (Chen Shui-bian)
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Scrabble value of G2U1N1S1H4O1T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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