Definition of tirade
: a protracted speech usually marked by intemperate, vituperative, or harshly censorious language
Examples of tirade in a sentence
He went into a tirade about the failures of the government.
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
Definition of tirade for English Language Learners
: a long and angry speech
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