Definition: an intentionally long speech that prohibits an action from being performed
Part of Speech: Noun
Synonym(s): delay, obstruction
1. The purpose of the filibuster is to prevent congress from voting on gun legislation.
2. During the filibuster, the congressman talked about insignificant topics for over twenty-eight hours.
3. Every night, my daughter will begin a filibuster in an attempt to stay up past her bedtime.