Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Harangue'
n : a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
[syn: rant, ranting]
v : deliver a harangue to; address forcefully
- Harangue \Ha*rangue"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Harangued; p. pr. &
vb. n. Haranguing.] [Cf. F. haranguer, It. aringare.]
To make an harangue; to declaim.
- Harangue \Ha*rangue"\, v. t.
To address by an harangue.
- Harangue \Ha*rangue"\, n. [F. harangue: cf. Sp. arenda, 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 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.
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.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Harangue'
A monologue (or monolog) is when the character may be speaking his or her thoughts aloud, directly addressing another character, or speaking to the audience, especially the former. Monologues are common across the range of dramatic media (plays, films, animation, etc.). It is distinct from a soliloquy, which is where a character relates his or her thoughts and feelings to him/herself and to the audience without addressing any of the other characters.
The term "monologue" was actually used to describe a form of popular narrative verse, sometimes comic, often dramatic or sentimental, which was performed in music halls or in domestic entertainments in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Characters would break out, announcing their thoughts to themselves. Famous examples include Idylls of the King, The Green Eye of the Yellow God and Christmas Day in the Workhouse.[See more about Harangue at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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