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dithyramb

noun dith·y·ramb \ˈdi-thi-ˌram(b)\
plural dith·y·rambs\-ˌramz\

Definition of DITHYRAMB

1
:  a usually short poem in an inspired wild irregular strain
2
:  a statement or writing in an exalted or enthusiastic vein
dith·y·ram·bic \ˌdi-thi-ˈram-bik\ adjective
dith·y·ram·bi·cal·ly \-bi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of DITHYRAMB

  1. <a tongue-in-cheek dithyramb in honor of the chocolate chip cookie>

Origin of DITHYRAMB

Greek dithyrambos
First Known Use: circa 1647

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