tirade(redirected from tiraid)
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.]
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)
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.]
Tiradean outburst of speech, 1801.
Examples: tirade of infamous falsehoods, 1818; of bombastic nonsense, 1858; of words, 1801.
|Noun||1.||tirade - a speech of violent denunciation |
declamation - vehement oratory