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.
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How to use tirade in a sentence
Public health experts swiftly ripped apart and refuted Stock’s misstatements and mischaracterizations over the summer, but that didn’t stop clips of his tirade from gaining millions of views on social media.Fringe Doc Wants to Open COVID Center. Hope the Patients Are Horses. | William Bredderman | December 20, 2021 | The Daily Beast
He later shared footage of his tirade in a tweet that was retweeted more than 16,000 times within several hours.At postal hearing, Rep. Connolly says he ‘will not be lectured’ by election deniers | Meagan Flynn | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
The tirade lasted several minutes, these people said, and two other writers had to calm Mehta down.A divisive Jets reporter, accused of bullying, loses his place on the beat | Ben Strauss | December 11, 2020 | Washington Post
Other callers insulted Dearing’s staff members, subjecting them to long, curse-filled tirades, he said.For Election Administrators, Death Threats Have Become Part of the Job | by Jessica Huseman | August 21, 2020 | ProPublica
Kaufman returns after the break to deliver an expletive-ridden tirade against Lawler.In Honor of David Letterman’s Pending Retirement, Watch His Wildest Interviews (VIDEO) | Kevin Fallon | April 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Did Geert Wilders, the famously xenophobic Dutch politician, crib from the Nazis for his latest anti-immigrant tirade?Dutch Xenophobe Geert Wilders Echoes Goebbels’ Infamous 1943 Speech | Nadette De Visser | March 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In December, he unleashed a tirade against them, saying they had “lost all credibility.”
 A Truly Epic tirade On this particular morning, respected newsman Bill Bonds must not have eaten his Wheaties.
In response to allegations of sexual harassment, Ford went off on yet another explicit tirade.Rob Ford’s X-Rated Quip, a ‘Harry Met Sally’ Flash Mob & More Viral Videos | Natasha Bach | November 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In spite of her tirade, he had a feeling that it didn't matter, that she must bluster in her tiny teacup if she wanted to do so.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete | Gilbert Parker
Mr. Brandon fired off a tirade of reproaches at me, and said he was glad to see I had turned white.Johnny Ludlow, Fourth Series | Mrs. Henry Wood
Mrs. Fane put out her hand to stop Michael's flowing tirade, but he paid no attention, talking away less to her than to himself.Sinister Street, vol. 1 | Compton Mackenzie
I know you are a lady and I am not,' said Sarah, and then stopped, breathless from her tirade.Sarah's School Friend | May Baldwin
In Grundtvig, the taunting degenerates into a scurrilous tirade.The Translations of Beowulf | Chauncey Brewster Tinker
British Dictionary definitions for tirade
a long angry speech or denunciation
prosody rare a speech or passage dealing with a single theme
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