Harangue meaning

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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.

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A tirade or rant, whether spoken or written.

She gave her son a harangue about the dangers of playing in the street.

The priest took thirty minutes to deliver his harangue on timeliness, making the entire service run late.

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A speech or piece of writing characterized by strong feeling or expression; a tirade.
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To deliver a harangue to.
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A long pompous speech, especially one delivered before a gathering.
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To deliver a harangue.
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A long, blustering, noisy, or scolding speech; tirade.
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To speak or address in a harangue.
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An impassioned, disputatious public speech.
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To give a forceful and lengthy lecture or criticism to someone.

The angry motorist leapt from his car to harangue the other driver.

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Origin of harangue

  • Middle 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 koro- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English arang and French harangue, from Old Italian aringa (modern Italian arringa) from aringare (“speak in public”) (modern Italian arringare), from aringo (“public assembly”), from Gothic * (hriggs), akin to Old High German hring (“ring”) (whence German Ring).

    From Wiktionary