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bacchanal

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noun bac·cha·nal \ˈba-kə-nəl, ˈbä-; ˌba-kə-ˈnal, ˌbä-kə-ˈnäl\

Definition of bacchanal

  1. 1a :  orgy 2b :  orgy 3

  2. 2a :  a devotee of Bacchus; especially :  one who celebrates the Bacchanaliab :  reveler

Origin and Etymology of bacchanal

Latin, shrine of Bacchus, probably back-formation from Bacchanalia

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bacchanal

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adjective bac·cha·nal \ˈba-kə-nəl\

Definition of bacchanal

  1. :  of, relating to, or suggestive of the Bacchanalia :  bacchanalian

First Known Use of bacchanal

1550

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