dithyramb

noun dith·y·ramb \ ˈdi-thi-ˌram(b) \

Definition of dithyramb

plural dithyrambs play \-ˌramz\
1 :a usually short poem in an inspired wild irregular strain
2 :a statement or writing in an exalted or enthusiastic vein

dithyrambic

play \ˌdi-thi-ˈram-bik\ adjective

dithyrambically

play \-bi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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Examples of dithyramb in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of dithyramb

Greek dithyrambos



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