[tahy-reyd, tahy-reyd]
a prolonged outburst of bitter, outspoken denunciation: a tirade against smoking.
a long, vehement speech: a tirade in the Senate.
a passage dealing with a single theme or idea, as in poetry: the stately tirades of Corneille.

1795–1805; < French: literally, a stretch, (continuous) pulling < Italian tirata, noun use of feminine of tirato, past participle of tirare to draw, pull, fire (a shot), of obscure origin

2. harangue, diatribe.
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tirade (taɪˈreɪd)
1.  a long angry speech or denunciation
2.  rare prosody a speech or passage dealing with a single theme
[C19: from French, literally: a pulling, from Italian tirata, from tirare to pull, of uncertain origin]

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Word Origin & History

1801, "a 'volley of words,' " from Fr. tirade "speech, volley, shot, continuation, drawing out" (16c.), from tirer "draw out, endure, suffer," or the Fr. word is perhaps from cognate It. tirata "a volley," from pp. of tirare "to draw." The whole Romanic word group is of uncertain origin; some think
it is a shortening of the source of O.Fr. martirer "endure martyrdom" (see martyr).
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Example sentences
The tirade generated by this combination is not only genuinely and highly
  dramatic: it is possibly poetry also.
So therefore you are the one on the non-fact based tirade.
The tirade that had come to characterize his prefight public rhetoric was muted.
Their sorrow and their anger are good, scolding stuff, an articulate tirade
  against perceived folly and uncritical applause.
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