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harangue

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English

Etymology

Middle English arang and French harangue, from Old Italian aringa (modern Italian arringa) from aringare "speak in public" (modern Italian arringare), from aringo "public assembly", from a Germanic source such as Old High German hring "ring".

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
harangue

Plural
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  1. An impassioned, disputatious public speech.
  2. A tirade or rant, whether spoken or written.
    She gave her son a harangue about the dangers of playing in the street.

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Verb

Infinitive
to harangue

Third person singular
harangu

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to harangue (third-person singular simple present harangu, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To give a forceful and lengthy lecture or criticism to someone.
    The angry motorist leapt from his car to harangue the other driver.
    The priest took thirty minutes to deliver his harangue on timeliness, making the entire service run late.

Quotations

  • 1814Jane Austen, Mansfield Park, Ch XV
    This picture of her consequence had some effect, for no one loved better to lead than Maria; and with far more good-humour she answered, "I am much obliged to you, Edmund; you mean very well, I am sure: but I still think you see things too strongly; and I really cannot undertake to harangue all the rest upon a subject of this kind. There would be the greatest indecorum, I think."

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