Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “tirade”

See all translations

tirade

noun [C] uk   /taɪˈreɪd/ /tɪ-/ us    /ˈtaɪ.reɪd/
a long, angry speech expressing strong disapproval: She launched into an angry/furious tirade about how she had been unfairly treated. In a furious tirade of abuse, the opposition spokesperson demanded the minister's resignation.
Translations of “tirade”
in Chinese (Traditional) 長篇抨擊性演說…
in Chinese (Simplified) 长篇抨击性演说…
(Definition of tirade from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of tirade?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “tirade” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pup

a baby of particular animals, or a puppy

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More