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ti·rade

 (tī′rād′, tī-rād′)
n.
A long angry speech, usually of a censorious or denunciatory nature; a diatribe.

[French, from Old French, act of firing, from tirer, to draw out, endure, probably back-formation from martirant, present participle of martirer, to torture (influenced by mar, to one's misfortune, tiranz, executioner, tyrant), from martir, martyr, from Late Latin martyr; see martyr.]

tirade

(taɪˈreɪd)
n
1. a long angry speech or denunciation
2. (Poetry) prosody rare a speech or passage dealing with a single theme
[C19: from French, literally: a pulling, from Italian tirata, from tirare to pull, of uncertain origin]

ti•rade

(ˈtaɪ reɪd, taɪˈreɪd)

n.
1. a prolonged outburst of bitter denunciation.
2. a long, vehement speech.
3. a passage dealing with a single theme, as in poetry: the stately tirades of Corneille.
[1795–1805; < French: literally, a stretch, (continuous) pulling < Italian tirata, n. use of feminine of tirato, past participle of tirare to draw, pull < Vulgar Latin *tīrāre, of obscure orig.]

Tirade

 an outburst of speech, 1801.
Examples: tirade of infamous falsehoods, 1818; of bombastic nonsense, 1858; of words, 1801.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tirade - a speech of violent denunciationtirade - a speech of violent denunciation  
denouncement, denunciation - a public act of denouncing
declamation - vehement oratory

tirade

noun outburst, diatribe, harangue, abuse, lecture, denunciation, invective, fulmination, philippic She launched into a tirade against the authorities.

tirade

noun
A long, violent, or blustering speech, usually of censure or denunciation:
Translations

tirade

[taɪˈreɪd] Ndiatriba f

tirade

[taɪˈreɪd] ndiatribe f

tirade

nTirade f, → Schimpfkanonade f

tirade

[taɪˈreɪd] nfilippica
References in classic literature ?
When I began calling myself a scoundrel and a blackguard and my tears flowed (the tirade was accompanied throughout by tears) her whole face worked convulsively.
Milady had listened to all this menacing tirade with a smile of disdain on her lips, but rage in her heart.
But while he was meditating a reply Athelny, more interested in hearing himself speak than in discussion, broke into a tirade upon Roman Catholicism.
Besides, you good-for-nothing rascal, it is strictly forbidden to catch birds in the royal gardens of Fredericksburg; but your blue uniform betrays where you come from." This fine tirade sounded, however, to the ungodly sailor-boy like a mere "Pippi-pi." He gave the noisy bird a knock on his beak, and walked on.
The hunters piled pell-mell out of the steerage, but as Leach's tirade continued I saw that there was no levity in their faces.
Bumble in the outset of a tirade on the subject of poor Oliver's vices.
So I went on to finish my tirade. "She struck me at first sight as the most inconsiderate wrong-headed girl that I ever .
All this heated tirade, this outflow of passionate words and ecstatic ideas which seemed to hustle and tumble over each other as they fell from his lips, bore evidence of some unusually disturbed mental condition in the young fellow who had "boiled over" in such a remarkable manner, without any apparent reason.
Seal rose at the same time, but remained hovering over the table, delivering herself of a tirade against party government.
Dalloway had to listen to the tirade of a fanatical man.
"For a lawyer, you are the hardest man to keep to a point I ever saw," Ernest began his answer to the tirade. "My youth has nothing to do with what I have enunciated.
Ralph, who was no common observer, was surprised to see that as this tirade proceeded, the manner of Lord Frederick Verisopht, who at the commencement had been twirling his whiskers with a most dandified and listless air, underwent a complete alteration.