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harangue

ha·rangue

harangue

 
 
pronunciation:
h raeng
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a long, vehement, and often pompous speech or piece of writing, esp. such a speech delivered in public; tirade.
The senator was well-known for his long-winded harangues on the subject of free trade.
similar words:
diatribe, rant, tirade
definition 2: a strong spoken or written attack or scolding.
He hoped to avoid another harangue from his mother about getting a job.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: harangued, harangues, haranguing
definition: to address at length and with vehemence; deliver a tirade to.
He harangued his youthful audience on the subject of loose morals.
similar words:
rant
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make a long, vehement address in speech or writing; deliver a tirade.
similar words:
preach, rant