October 25, 2021

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Word of the Day: salvo

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1. a vigorous act or acts done quickly

2. rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms

3. an outburst resembling the discharge of firearms or the release of bombs

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The word salvo has appeared in 57 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on April 16 in “Is Fashion Hacking the Future? Gucci Says Yes.” by Vanessa Friedman:

Gucci is singing a brand-new tune. (Emphasis on “brand.” Or maybe “branded.”)

The designer Alessandro Michele called his newest show “Aria” — he rejected the whole spring-summer, fall-winter groupings as false seasonal equivalencies at the start of the pandemic — but a more appropriate name for the first salvo of the company’s centenary year might have been “Mash-up.” Because it turned out he was sampling notes not just from the house’s own archive but from its stablemate Balenciaga — another powerhouse brand owned by Kering, Gucci’s corporate parent.

Can you correctly use the word salvo in a sentence?

Based on the definition and example provided, write a sentence using today’s Word of the Day and share it as a comment on this article. It is most important that your sentence makes sense and demonstrates that you understand the word’s definition, but we also encourage you to be creative and have fun.

Then, read some of the other sentences students have submitted and use the “Recommend” button to vote for two original sentences that stand out to you.

If you want a better idea of how salvo can be used in a sentence, read these usage examples on Vocabulary.com.

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