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harangue

[ huh-rang ]
/ h蓹藞r忙艐 /
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noun
a scolding or a long or intense verbal attack; diatribe.
a long, passionate, and vehement speech, especially one delivered before a public gathering.
any long, pompous speech or writing of a tediously hortatory or didactic nature; sermonizing lecture or discourse.
verb (used with object), ha路rangued, ha路rangu路ing.
to address in a harangue.
verb (used without object), ha路rangued, ha路rangu路ing.
to deliver a harangue.
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Origin of harangue

First recorded in 1530鈥40; (noun) from Middle French harangue. from Italian ar(r)inga 鈥渟peech, oration,鈥 noun derivative of ar(r)ingare 鈥渢o speak in public,鈥 verbal derivative of aringo 鈥減ublic square,鈥 from unattested Gothic hriggs 鈥渞ing鈥 (verb) from Middle French haranguer, from Italian ar(r)ingare;see ring1

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un路ha路rangued, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for harangue

harangue
/ (h蓹藞r忙艐) /

verb
to address (a person or crowd) in an angry, vehement, or forcefully persuasive way
noun
a loud, forceful, or angry speech

Derived forms of harangue

haranguer, noun

Word Origin for harangue

C15: from Old French, from Old Italian aringa public speech, probably of Germanic origin; related to Medieval Latin harenga; see harry, ring 1
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