Dictionary.com

tirade

[ tahy-reyd, tahy-reyd ]
/ ˈtaɪ reɪd, taɪˈreɪd /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: tirade / tirades on Thesaurus.com

noun

a prolonged outburst of bitter, outspoken denunciation: a tirade against smoking.
a long, vehement speech: a tirade in the Senate.
a passage dealing with a single theme or idea, as in poetry: the stately tirades of Corneille.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON PARENTHESES AND BRACKETS APLENTY!

Set some time apart to test your bracket symbol knowledge, and see if you can keep your parentheses, squares, curlies, and angles all straight!
Question 1 of 7
Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?

Origin of tirade

1795–1805; <French: literally, a stretch, (continuous) pulling <Italian tirata, noun use of feminine of tirato, past participle of tirare to draw, pull, fire (a shot), of obscure origin
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for tirade

British Dictionary definitions for tirade

tirade
/ (taɪˈreɪd) /

noun

a long angry speech or denunciation
prosody rare a speech or passage dealing with a single theme

Word Origin for tirade

C19: from French, literally: a pulling, from Italian tirata, from tirare to pull, of uncertain origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Book Your Online Tutor Now