harangue


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Harangue \Ha*rangue"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Harangued
   (h[.a]*r[a^]ngd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Haranguing.] [Cf. F.
   haranguer, It. aringare.]
   To make an harangue; to declaim.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Harangue \Ha*rangue"\ (h[.a]*r[a^]ng"), n. [F. harangue: cf. Sp.
   arenga, It. aringa; lit., a speech before a multitude or on
   the hustings, It. aringo arena, hustings, pulpit; all fr.
   OHG. hring ring, anything round, ring of people, G. ring. See
   Ring.]
   A speech addressed to a large public assembly; a popular
   oration; a loud address to a multitude; in a bad sense, a
   noisy or pompous speech; declamation; ranting.
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         Gray-headed men and grave, with warriors mixed,
         Assemble, and harangues are heard.       --Milton.

   Syn: Harangue, Speech, Oration.

   Usage: Speech is generic; an oration is an elaborate and
          rhetorical speech; an harangue is a vehement appeal to
          the passions, or a noisy, disputatious address. A
          general makes an harangue to his troops on the eve of
          a battle; a demagogue harangues the populace on the
          subject of their wrongs.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Harangue \Ha*rangue"\, v. t.
   To address by an harangue.
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