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rant

verb \ ˈrant \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of rant

intransitive verb
1 : to talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
2 : to scold vehemently
transitive verb
: to utter in a bombastic declamatory fashion

ranter

noun

rantingly

play \ˈran-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of rant in a Sentence

  1. “You can rant and rave all you want,” she said, “but it's not going to change things.”

  2. He ranted that they were out to get him.

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Origin and Etymology of rant

obsolete Dutch ranten, randen

rant Synonyms


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rant

noun

Definition of rant

1 a : a bombastic extravagant speech
b : bombastic extravagant language
2 dialectal British : a rousing good time

Examples of rant in a Sentence

  1. after complaining about the hotel's lousy service, the woman went off on another rant about the condition of her room

  2. instead of addressing the current crisis, the mayor's speech was a lot of rant emphasizing his accomplishments

Recent Examples of rant from the Web

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First Known Use of rant

1649


RANT Defined for English Language Learners

rant

verb

Definition of rant for English Language Learners

  • : to talk loudly and in a way that shows anger : to complain in a way that is unreasonable


RANT Defined for Kids

rant

verb \ ˈrant \

Definition of rant for Students

ranted; ranting
: to talk loudly and wildly


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