long vehement speech
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  • ti|rade — «TY rayd, tuh RAYD», noun, verb, rad|ed, rad|i. –n. 1. a long, vehement speech. SYNONYM(S): harangue. 2. a long, scolding speech. SYNONYM(S): diatribe …   Useful english dictionary

  • tirade — /tuy rayd, tuy rayd /, n. 1. a prolonged outburst of bitter, outspoken denunciation: a tirade against smoking. 2. a long, vehement speech: a tirade in the Senate. 3. a passage dealing with a single theme or idea, as in poetry: the stately tirades …   Universalium

  • diatribe — I noun abuse, abusive harangue, abusive language, accusation, act of berating, admonition, adverse comment, animadversion, backbiting, bitter harangue, bitter words, blame, carping, castigation, censure, chiding, complaining, condemnation,… …   Law dictionary

  • tirade — ti•rade [[t]ˈtaɪ reɪd, taɪˈreɪd[/t]] n. 1) a prolonged outburst of bitter denunciation 2) a long, vehement speech 3) a passage dealing with a single theme, as in poetry: the stately tirades of Corneille[/ex] • Etymology: 1795–1805; < F: lit.,… …   From formal English to slang

  • tirade — /taɪˈreɪd / (say tuy rayd), /təˈreɪd / (say tuh rayd) noun 1. a prolonged outburst of denunciation. 2. a long, vehement speech. 3. a passage dealing with a single theme or idea, as in poetry. {French: draught, shot, from Italian tirata volley,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • tirade — [tī′rād΄, tī rād′] n. [Fr < It tirata, a volley < pp. of tirare, to draw, fire < VL * tirare] a long, vehement speech, esp. one of denunciation; harangue …   English World dictionary

  • harangue — /heuh rang /, n., v., harangued, haranguing. n. 1. a scolding or a long or intense verbal attack; diatribe. 2. a long, passionate, and vehement speech, esp. one delivered before a public gathering. 3. any long, pompous speech or writing of a… …   Universalium

  • harangue — ha•rangue [[t]həˈræŋ[/t]] n. v. rangued, rangu•ing 1) a scolding or a verbal attack; diatribe 2) a long, passionate, and vehement speech, esp. one delivered before a public gathering 3) any long, pompous speech or writing of a tediously hortatory …   From formal English to slang

  • harangue, tirade — An harangue is a passionate and vehement speech, one that is usually lengthy and delivered before a public gathering: The candidate indulged in an (or a) harangue that dealt more with his opponents than with the issues at hand. A tirade is a… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • harangue — /həˈræŋ / (say huh rang) noun 1. a passionate, vehement speech; noisy and intemperate address. 2. any long, declamatory or pompous speech. –verb (harangued, haranguing) –verb (t) 3. to address in a harangue. –verb (i) 4. to deliver a harangue.… …   Australian English dictionary

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