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bacchanalia

bacchanalia

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

Definition of BACCHANALIA

1
plural capitalized :  a Roman festival of Bacchus celebrated with dancing, song, and revelry
2
a :  orgy 2
b :  orgy 3
bac·cha·na·lian \-ˈnāl-yən\ adjective or noun

Origin of BACCHANALIA

Latin, from Bacchus
First Known Use: 1591

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