Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
Ti*rade" (?), n. [F., fr. It. tirada, properly, a pulling; hence, a lengthening out, a long speech, a tirade, fr. tirare to draw; of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. tear to redn. See Tear to rend, and cf. Tire to tear.] A declamatory strain or flight of censure or abuse; a rambling invective; an oration or harangue abounding in censorious and bitter language.
Here he delivers a violent tirade against persons who profess to know anything about angels.
result(s) from the 1828
TIRA''DE, n.1. Formerly in French music, the filling of an interval by the intermediate diatonic notes.2. In modern usage, a strain or flight; a series of violent declamation. Here he delivers a violent tirade against all persons who profess to know any thing about angels.