- The definition of a harangue is a long and intense verbal attack or a long and passionate speech.
- An example of harangue is a speech that sharply criticizes a political practice.
- An example of harangue is a speech that professes an intense love for someone.
Origin of harangueMiddle English (Scot) arang ; from Old French arenge ; from OIt aringa ; from aringo, site for horse races and public assemblies ; from Gothic an unverified form hrings, circle: see ring
- A long pompous speech, especially one delivered before a gathering.
- A speech or piece of writing characterized by strong feeling or expression; a tirade.
verbha·rangued, ha·rangu·ing, ha·rangues
Origin of harangueMiddle English arang, a speech to an assembly, from Old French harangue, from Old Italian aringa, from aringare, to speak in public, probably from aringo, arringa, public square, meeting place, of Germanic origin; see koro- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present harangues, present participle haranguing, simple past and past participle harangued)