What does the word harangue mean?

Usage examples for harangue

  1. Nicholas Taffin; councillor, in the name of the Reformers, made " a brave and elegant harangue" before the magistrates, representing that, as on the most moderate computation, three quarters of the population were dissenters, as the Regent had ordered the construction of the new temples, and as the Catholics retained possession of all the churches in the city, it was no more than fair that the community should bear the expense of the new buildings. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
  2. Then he returned to black curly, who, like the driver, had remained cowed and respectful throughout the short harangue. – Red Men and White by Owen Wister
  3. In passing, we heard the harangue going on in here, and found out from Mr. Talmage that a secret meeting was under way. – The Blue Birds' Winter Nest by Lillian Elizabeth Roy