Definition of rant in English:

rant

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Pronunciation: /rant
 
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verb

[no object]
  • Speak or shout at length in an angry, impassioned way: she was still ranting on about the unfairness of it all
    More example sentences
    • Among other topics we discussed, she ranted about some of the things my stepdad does that drive her nuts.
    • I ranted at length about this in an article published earlier this year in Bermuda's daily newspaper.
    • I remember writing a letter to the editor, where I ranted about the state of literature in this country.

noun

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Phrases

rant and rave

Shout and complain angrily and at length: stop ranting and raving for a minute and start being honest with yourself
More example sentences
  • I began to rant and rave angrily, in a loud voice.
  • ‘You can't rant and rave; you can't scream and put people in shock, though I have worked with directors who do that and it's pretty scary,’ Garry says.
  • I could rant and rave about it but that wouldn't make a difference.

Origin

late 16th century (in the sense 'behave boisterously'): from Dutch ranten 'talk nonsense, rave'.

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