An example of tirade is an outburst against an illegal practice.
An example of tirade is a speech filled with condemnations.
Other Word Forms
Origin of tirade
- French 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 martyr
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition