Tirade

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tirade \Ti*rade"\, noun [F., fr. It. tirada, properly, a pulling; hence, a lengthening out, a long speech, a tirade, fr. tirare to draw; of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. tear to redn. See {Tear} to rend, and cf. {Tire} to tear.] A declamatory strain or flight of censure or abuse; a rambling invective; an oration or harangue abounding in censorious and bitter language.

Here he delivers a violent tirade against persons who profess to know anything about angels. --Quarterly Review.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

tirade

noun

1: a speech of violent denunciation [syn: {tirade}, {philippic}, {broadside}]


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