noun ti·rade \ˈtī-ˌrād also ti-ˈ\

: a long and angry speech

Full Definition of TIRADE

:  a protracted speech usually marked by intemperate, vituperative, or harshly censorious language

Examples of TIRADE

  1. He went into a tirade about the failures of the government.
  2. The coach directed a tirade at the team after the loss.

Origin of TIRADE

French, shot, tirade, from Middle French, from Old Italian tirata, from tirare to draw, shoot
First Known Use: 1802


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