- 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
transitive verb-·rangued′, -·rangu′ing
- 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)