dithyramb

noun
dith·y·ramb | \ ˈdi-thi-ˌram(b) \
plural dithyrambs\-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

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Other words from dithyramb

dithyrambic \ˌdi-thi-ˈram-bik \ adjective
dithyrambically \-bi-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

Examples of dithyramb in a Sentence

a tongue-in-cheek dithyramb in honor of the chocolate chip cookie

First Known Use of dithyramb

circa 1647, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dithyramb

Greek dithyrambos

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