Definition of tirade noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//taɪˈreɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaɪreɪd//
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tirade (against somebody/something) a long angry speech criticizing somebody/something or accusing somebody of something She launched into a tirade of abuse against politicians. See related entries: Anger Word Origin early 19th cent.: from French, literally ‘long speech’, from Italian tirata ‘volley’, from tirare ‘to pull’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tirade