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Tuesday, December 28

Corybantic

[kor-ə-BAN-tik]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, 17th century

1.

Wild; frenzied.

Examples of Corybantic in a sentence

"The audience at the rally became louder and corybantic."

"The guitar solo became more complicated and corybantic."

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About Corybantic

Cybele, a goddess of nature from Greco-Roman mythology, had priests and attendants called “Corybants.” The term comes from the Greek “Korubantes.”

Did you Know?

A London-based band named Corybantic released their self-titled debut in 2016. The EP album’s three songs are completely instrumental and meander in tone and style. The group has been described online as “a sordid hybrid of influences…who enjoy funk, math rock and gypsy jazz.”

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