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Meaning of TIRADE

Pronunciation:  'tIreyd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a speech of violent denunciation
 

TIRADE is a 6 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: broadside, philippic
 
 See Also: declamation, denouncement, denunciation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ti*rade"\, n. [F., fr. It. tirada, properly, a pulling;
hence, a lengthening out, a long speech, a tirade, fr. tirare
to draw; of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. tear to redn. See
{Tear} to rend, and cf. {Tire} to tear.]
A declamatory strain or flight of censure or abuse; a
rambling invective; an oration or harangue abounding in
censorious and bitter language.

      Here he delivers a violent tirade against persons who
      profess to know anything about angels.   --Quarterly
                                               Review.

 

 

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