tirade

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noun ti·rade \ ˈtī-ˌrād also ti-ˈ \

Definition of tirade

: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.

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Origin and Etymology of tirade

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


TIRADE Defined for English Language Learners

tirade

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Definition of tirade for English Language Learners

  • : a long and angry speech



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