harangue: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (hu-rang'), [key]
— n., v., -rangued, -rangu•ing.
  1. a scolding or a long or intense verbal attack; diatribe.
  2. a long, passionate, and vehement speech, esp. one delivered before a public gathering.
  3. any long, pompous speech or writing of a tediously hortatory or didactic nature; sermonizing lecture or discourse.
  1. to address in a harangue.
  1. to deliver a harangue.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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