noun. 1 a in a bad sense, a noisy or pompous speech. b declamation. c ranting. 2 a a speech addressed to a large public assembly. b a loud address a multitude. 3 a popular oration.
Feeling particularly magnanimous this morning, Joey did not harangue his wife about the growing pile of dishes in the kitchen sink. It wasn't that he didn't care. He cared. It was the slow, satisfying blow job the night before that put him in such good spirits.