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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion;
[syn: harangue, rant, ranting]

VERB (1)

1. deliver a harangue to; address forcefully;

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. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Harangue \Ha*rangue"\, v. t. To address by an harangue. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

harangue n 1: a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion [syn: harangue, rant, ranting] v 1: deliver a harangue to; address forcefully
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

97 Moby Thesaurus words for "harangue": address, after-dinner speech, allocution, assignment, chalk talk, debate, declaim, declamation, demagogue, diatribe, discourse, disquisition, elocute, eulogy, exercise, exhortation, explain, exposit, exposition, expound, filibuster, forensic, forensic address, formal speech, funeral oration, hold forth, homework, homily, hortatory address, inaugural, inaugural address, instruction, invective, jeremiad, lecture, lecture-demonstration, lesson, moral, moral lesson, morality, moralization, moralize, mouth, object lesson, orate, oration, out-herod Herod, pep talk, perorate, peroration, philippic, pitch, point a moral, pontificate, preach, preachment, prepared speech, prepared text, public speech, rabble-rouse, rant, rant and rave, rave, read, read a lesson, reading, recital, recitation, recite, rodomontade, sales talk, salutatory, salutatory address, say, screed, sermon, sermonize, set speech, set task, skull session, soapbox, speech, speechification, speeching, spiel, spout, talk, talkathon, task, teaching, tirade, tub-thump, valediction, valedictory, valedictory address, vituperate, vituperation
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

HARANGUE, n. A speech by an opponent, who is known as an harrangue- outang.