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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.