dithyramb

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noun dith·y·ramb \ˈdi-thi-ˌram(b)\

Definition of dithyramb

plural

dithyrambs

play \-ˌramz\
  1. 1 :  a usually short poem in an inspired wild irregular strain

  2. 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

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


First Known Use: circa 1647


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