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ha·rangue

 (hə-răng′)
n.
1. A long pompous speech, especially one delivered before a gathering.
2. A speech or piece of writing characterized by strong feeling or expression; a tirade.
v. ha·rangued, ha·rangu·ing, ha·rangues
v.tr.
To deliver a harangue to.
v.intr.
To deliver a harangue.

[Middle English arang, a speech to an assembly, from Old French harangue, from Old Italian aringa, from aringare, to speak in public, probably from aringo, arringa, public square, meeting place, of Germanic origin; see koro- in Indo-European roots.]

ha·rangu′er n.

harangue

(həˈræŋ)
vb
to address (a person or crowd) in an angry, vehement, or forcefully persuasive way
n
a loud, forceful, or angry speech
[C15: from Old French, from Old Italian aringa public speech, probably of Germanic origin; related to Medieval Latin harenga; see harry, ring1]
haˈranguer n

ha•rangue

(həˈræŋ)

n., v. -rangued, -rangu•ing. n.
1. 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.
v.t.
4. to address in a harangue.
v.i.
5. to deliver a harangue.
[1530–40; < Middle French < Italian ar(r)inga speech, oration, n. derivative of ar(r)ingare to speak in public, v. derivative of aringo public square < Gothic *hriggs ring1]
syn: See speech.

harangue


Past participle: harangued
Gerund: haranguing

Imperative
harangue
harangue
Present
I harangue
you harangue
he/she/it harangues
we harangue
you harangue
they harangue
Preterite
I harangued
you harangued
he/she/it harangued
we harangued
you harangued
they harangued
Present Continuous
I am haranguing
you are haranguing
he/she/it is haranguing
we are haranguing
you are haranguing
they are haranguing
Present Perfect
I have harangued
you have harangued
he/she/it has harangued
we have harangued
you have harangued
they have harangued
Past Continuous
I was haranguing
you were haranguing
he/she/it was haranguing
we were haranguing
you were haranguing
they were haranguing
Past Perfect
I had harangued
you had harangued
he/she/it had harangued
we had harangued
you had harangued
they had harangued
Future
I will harangue
you will harangue
he/she/it will harangue
we will harangue
you will harangue
they will harangue
Future Perfect
I will have harangued
you will have harangued
he/she/it will have harangued
we will have harangued
you will have harangued
they will have harangued
Future Continuous
I will be haranguing
you will be haranguing
he/she/it will be haranguing
we will be haranguing
you will be haranguing
they will be haranguing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been haranguing
you have been haranguing
he/she/it has been haranguing
we have been haranguing
you have been haranguing
they have been haranguing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been haranguing
you will have been haranguing
he/she/it will have been haranguing
we will have been haranguing
you will have been haranguing
they will have been haranguing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been haranguing
you had been haranguing
he/she/it had been haranguing
we had been haranguing
you had been haranguing
they had been haranguing
Conditional
I would harangue
you would harangue
he/she/it would harangue
we would harangue
you would harangue
they would harangue
Past Conditional
I would have harangued
you would have harangued
he/she/it would have harangued
we would have harangued
you would have harangued
they would have harangued
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.harangue - a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotionharangue - a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
declamation - vehement oratory
screed - a long monotonous harangue
Verb1.harangue - deliver a harangue to; address forcefully
address, speak - give a speech to; "The chairman addressed the board of trustees"

harangue

verb
1. rant at, address, lecture, exhort, preach to, declaim, hold forth, spout at (informal) haranguing her furiously in words she didn't understand

harangue

noun
A long, violent, or blustering speech, usually of censure or denunciation:
verb
To speak in a loud, pompous, or prolonged manner:
Translations
خُطْبَه طويلَه وعاليَهيَخْطُبُ خطبَةً عاليَه
pronést řečproslov
prækepræken
beszéd: nagy beszédet mondnagyhangú szónoklat
òruma , halda òrumuræîuòrumuræîa
išdrožti pamoksląpamokslas
gara izrunāšanāsgari izrunāties
predniesť reč
nutuk çekmektiratuzun konuşmauzun uzun konuşmak

harangue

[həˈræŋ]
A. Narenga f
B. VTarengar

harangue

[həˈræŋ]
vtharanguer

harangue

n (= scolding)(Straf)predigt f, → Sermon m; (lengthy also) → Tirade f; to give somebody a haranguejdm eine (Straf)predigt etc halten
vt personeine (Straf)predigt or einen Sermon halten (+dat); (at length also) → eine Tirade loslassen auf (+acc) (inf); I don’t like being haranguedich kann es nicht leiden, wenn mir jemand lange Reden hält; stop haranguing me about how lucky other men’s wives arehör auf, mir dauernd vorzuhalten or mir damit in den Ohren zu liegen (inf), → wie gut es die Frauen anderer Männer haben; he tried to harangue the mob into direct actioner versuchte, den Mob zum direkten Handeln aufzustacheln

harangue

[həˈræŋ]
1. ntirata, arringa
2. vtarringare

harangue

(həˈrӕŋ) noun
a long loud speech. a harangue from the headmaster on good behaviour.
verb
to give a harangue to.
References in classic literature ?
These harangues of the beasts were frequent among the Indians.
In other part the scepter'd Haralds call To Council in the Citie Gates: anon Grey-headed men and grave, with Warriours mixt, Assemble, and Harangues are heard, but soon In factious opposition, till at last Of middle Age one rising, eminent In wise deport, spake much of Right and Wrong, Of Justice, of Religion, Truth and Peace, And Judgement from above: him old and young Exploded, and had seiz'd with violent hands, Had not a Cloud descending snatch'd him thence Unseen amid the throng: so violence Proceeded, and Oppression, and Sword-Law Through all the Plain, and refuge none was found.
Then the priest anoints himself with the grease and tallow of the cows, and sits down on a heap of straw, on the top and in the middle of a pile which is prepared; they set fire to it, and the whole heap is consumed without any injury to the priest, who while the fire continues harangues the standers by, and confirms them in their present ignorance and superstition.
The seditious harangues of demagogues in Faneuil Hall have made rebels of a loyal people and deprived me of my country.
It had been elevated upon a pole in the centre of the village, where the warriors had celebrated the scalp dance round it, with war feasts, war songs, and warlike harangues.
Joe had experienced some trouble in getting the rebellious spirits to believe in it; but, once accepted by them, nothing connected with it was any longer an impossibility to the imaginations of the seamen stimulated by Joe's harangues.
It was truly refreshing to hear such a sermon, after being so long accustomed to the dry, prosy discourses of the former curate, and the still less edifying harangues of the rector.
Well, Rebecca listened to Pitt, she talked to him, she sang to him, she coaxed him, and cuddled him, so that he found himself more and more glad every day to get back from the lawyer's at Gray's Inn, to the blazing fire in Curzon Street--a gladness in which the men of law likewise participated, for Pitt's harangues were of the longest- -and so that when he went away he felt quite a pang at departing.
For, not only was he exposed defenceless to the harangues of Mrs Wilfer, but he received the utmost contumely at the hands of Lavinia; who, partly to show Bella that she (Lavinia) could do what she liked with him, and partly to pay him off for still obviously admiring Bella's beauty, led him the life of a dog.
He wanted most of all the peo- ple of his own mind, people with whom he could really talk, people he could harangue and scold by the hour, servants, you see, to his fancy.
When the Prior had ceased what he meant as a conciliatory harangue, his companion said briefly and emphatically, ``I speak ever French, the language of King Richard and his nobles; but I understand English sufficiently to communicate with the natives of the country.
You call yourself the All in All, but you are the Nothing: your so-called Universe is a mere speck in a Line, and a Line is a mere shadow as compared with --" "Hush, hush, you have said enough," interrupted the Sphere, "now listen, and mark the effect of your harangue on the King of Pointland.