tirade

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noun ti·rade \ˈtī-ˌrād also ti-ˈ\

Definition of tirade

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

Examples of tirade in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of tirade

French, shot, tirade, from Medieval French, from Old Italian tirata, from tirare to draw, shoot


First Known Use: 1802


TIRADE Defined for English Language Learners

tirade

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noun ti·rade \ˈtī-ˌrād also ti-ˈ\

Definition of tirade for English Language Learners

  • : a long and angry speech



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