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harangue

HARANGUE, n. harang'. har'ang.

1. A speech addressed to an assembly or an army; a popular oration; a public address. This word seems to imply loudness or declamation, and is therefore appropriated generally to an address made to a popular assembly or to an army, and not to a sermon, or to an argument at the bar of a court, or to a speech in a deliberative council, unless in contempt.

2. Declamation; a noisy, pompous or irregular address.

HARANGUE, v.i. harang'. To make an address or speech to a large assembly; to make a noisy speech.

HARANGUE, v.t. harang'. To address by oration; as, the general harangued the troops.




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HARANGUE, n. harang'. har'ang.

1. A speech addressed to an assembly or an army; a popular oration; a public address. This word seems to imply loudness or declamation, and is therefore appropriated generally to an address made to a popular assembly or to an army, and not to a sermon, or to an argument at the bar of a court, or to a speech in a deliberative council, unless in contempt.

2. Declamation; a noisy, pompous or irregular address.

HARANGUE, v.i. harang'. To make an address or speech to a large assembly; to make a noisy speech.

HARANGUE, v.t. harang'. To address by oration; as, the general harangued the troops.


HA-RANGUE, n. [harang'; Fr. harangue; Sp. and Port. arenga; It. aringa; Arm. harencg; from the root of ring, to sound, Sax. hringan.]

  1. A speech addressed to on assembly or an army; a popular oration; a public address. This word seems to imply loudness or declamation, and is therefore appropriated generally to an address made to a popular assembly or to an army, and not to a sermon, or to an argument at the bar of a court, or to a speech in a deliberative council, unless in contempt.
  2. Declamation; a noisy, pompous or irregular address.

HA-RANGUE', v.i. [harang'.]

To make an address or speech to a large assembly; to make a noisy speech.


HA-RANGUE, v.t. [harang'.]

To address by oration; as, the general harangued the troops.


Ha*rangue"
  1. 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.

    Gray-headed men and grave, with warriors mixed,
    Assemble, and harangues are heard.
    Milton.

    Syn. -- Harangue, Speech, Oration. 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.

  2. To make an harangue] to declaim.
  3. To address by an harangue.
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Harangue

HARANGUE, noun harang'. har'ang.

1. A speech addressed to an assembly or an army; a popular oration; a public address. This word seems to imply loudness or declamation, and is therefore appropriated generally to an address made to a popular assembly or to an army, and not to a sermon, or to an argument at the bar of a court, or to a speech in a deliberative council, unless in contempt.

2. Declamation; a noisy, pompous or irregular address.

HARANGUE, verb intransitive harang'. To make an address or speech to a large assembly; to make a noisy speech.

HARANGUE, verb transitive harang'. To address by oration; as, the general harangued the troops.

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