- An example of tirade is an outburst against an illegal practice.
- An example of tirade is a speech filled with condemnations.
The definition of a tirade is a long and bitter speech.
a long, vehement speech, esp. one of denunciation; harangue
Origin of tiradeFrench from Italian tirata, a volley from past participle of tirare, to draw, fire from Vulgar Latin an unverified form tirare
A long angry speech, usually of a censorious or denunciatory nature; a diatribe.
Origin of tiradeFrench from Old French act of firing from tirer to draw out, endure probably back-formation from martirant present participle of martirer to torture ( influenced by mar to one's misfortune, ) ( tiranz executioner, tyrant ) from martir martyr from Late Latin martyr ; see martyr .