Definition of rant:
- High- sounding language, without importance or dignity of thought; boisterous, empty declamation; bombast; as, the rant of fanatics.
- 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.
nonsense, braggadocio, words, fanfaronade, rodomontade, jeremiad, tirade, grumble, bluster, gripe, raving, mutter, declaim, ranting, spurt, jabber, rhetoric, mouth off, magniloquence, complain, rave, philippic, hot air, bombast, harangue, take something further, gush, murmur, kick up a fuss/stink/argument, raise the roof, cockalorum, spout, blah, lodge, moan, beef, perorate, diatribe, rabbit on, brag, grievance, bull, grandiloquence, remonstrance, kvetch, claptrap, gasconade, complaint, spirt, mouth, fustian, gas, protest.
The language of these letters is somewhat overstrained, but Beethoven could rant on occasion, and Ludwig Nohl believed the letters to be genuine, since a friend of his said he had seen them and recognised Beethoven's script.- "The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 1", Rupert Hughes.
- "The Art of Public Speaking", Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein.