Definition of blitzkrieg in English:

blitzkrieg

noun

  • An intense military campaign intended to bring about a swift victory.

    • ‘Another aspect of the centralized Soviet leadership was the role of partisan warfare in defeating the blitzkrieg.’
    • ‘During World War II, the German blitzkrieg demonstrated a major change in the conduct of warfare.’
    • ‘The Germans attacked in the best blitzkrieg style, armour supported by aircraft.’
    • ‘The assault was a blitzkrieg attack made possible by months of planning.’
    • ‘The idea of lightning strikes, blitzkriegs, and selective engagement per se is nothing new, going way back into military history.’
    bombardment, battery, bombing, onslaught, barrage, sally
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Origin

Second World War: from German, literally lightning war.

Pronunciation:

blitzkrieg

/ˈblɪtskriːɡ/