Rant

Definition of Rant

Pronunciation: rănt
v. i.1.To rave in violent, high-sounding, or extravagant language, without dignity of thought; to be noisy, boisterous, and bombastic in talk or declamation; as, a ranting preacher.
[imp. & p. p. Ranted; p. pr. & vb. n. Ranting.]
Look where my ranting host of the Garter comes!
- Shak.
n.1.High-sounding language, without importance or dignity of thought; boisterous, empty declamation; bombast; as, the rant of fanatics.
This is a stoical rant, without any foundation in the nature of man or reason of things.
- Atterbury.

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