Meaning of “harangue” in the English Dictionary

"harangue" in British English

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harangueverb [ T ]

uk /həˈræŋ/ us /həˈræŋ/ disapproving

to speak to someone or a group of people, often for a long time, in a forceful and sometimes angry way, especially to persuade them:

A drunk in the station was haranguing passers-by.
harangue
noun [ C ] uk us

The team was given the usual half-time harangue by the manager.

(Definition of “harangue” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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harangueverb [ T ]

us /həˈræŋ/

to speak to someone or a group of people, often for a long time, in a forceful and sometimes angry way, esp. to persuade them or to express disapproval:

He harangued the class for half an hour about not paying attention.
harangue
noun [ C ] us /həˈræŋ/

The coach delivered his regular half-time harangue to the team.

(Definition of “harangue” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)