Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin from Greek, early 17th century
A wild choral hymn of ancient Greece, especially one dedicated to Dionysus.
A passionate or inflated speech, poem, or other writing.
Examples of Dithyramb in a sentence
"The revelers joyfully sang a dithyramb as they danced through Athens."
"John delivered an energetic dithyramb on the power of education."
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This word came into the English language via Latin and the ancient Greek word “dithurambos.”
Did you Know?
Dionysus, the Greek god of wine for whom a dithyramb is dedicated to, is known as Bacchus in Roman mythology. Every year numerous celebrations were thrown in his honor, where people celebrated with wine, poems, and revelry.