Origin of tiradeFrench from Italian tirata, a volley from past participle of tirare, to draw, fire from Vulgar Latin an unverified form tirare
- 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 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 .
- The idea brought up a tirade.
- This is probably the sense in which we may interpret his tirade against Lord Whitworth at the diplomatic circle on the 13th of March.
- In 1848, on his return to Paris, he published a violent tirade against Russia, which caused his expulsion from France.
- In a furious tirade, she railed against the opposing politician's incompetence.
- I will not tolerate another tirade regarding whatever you choose to be angry about today.