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bacchanalia

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noun bac·cha·na·lia \ˌba-kə-ˈnāl-yə, ˌbä-\

Definition of bacchanalia

plural

bacchanalia

  1. 1 plural capitalized :  a Roman festival of Bacchus celebrated with dancing, song, and revelry

  2. 2 a :  orgy 2 b :  orgy 3

bacchanalian

play \-ˈnāl-yən\ adjective or noun


Origin and Etymology of bacchanalia

Latin, from Bacchus


First Known Use: 1591


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