Definitions for haranguehəˈræŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ha•rangue*həˈræŋ(n.; v.)-rangued, -rangu•ing.

  1. (n.)a scolding or a verbal attack; diatribe.

  2. a long, passionate, and vehement speech, esp. one delivered before a public gathering.

  3. any long, pompous speech or writing of a tediously hortatory or didactic nature; sermonizing discourse.

  4. (v.t.)to address in a harangue.

  5. (v.i.)to deliver a harangue.

* Syn: See speech.

Origin of harangue:

1530–40; < MF < It ar(r)inga speech, oration, n. der. of ar(r)ingare to speak in public, v. der. of aringo public square < Go *hriggsring1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. harangue, rant, ranting(verb)

    a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion

  2. harangue(verb)

    deliver a harangue to; address forcefully


  1. harangue(Noun)

    An impassioned, disputatious public speech.

  2. harangue(Noun)

    A tirade or rant, whether spoken or written.

  3. harangue(Verb)

    To give a forceful and lengthy lecture or criticism to someone.

    The angry motorist leapt from his car to harangue the other driver.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Harangue(noun)

    a speech addressed to a large public assembly; a popular oration; a loud address a multitude; in a bad sense, a noisy or pompous speech; declamation; ranting

  2. Harangue(verb)

    to make an harangue; to declaim

  3. Harangue(verb)

    to address by an harangue

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    The tiresome product of a tireless tongue. From Eng. _hear_, and Lat. _angor_, pain. Painful to hear.

Translations for harangue

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a long loud speech

a harangue from the headmaster on good behaviour.

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