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Dithyramb

[DITH-ə-ram]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin from Greek, early 17th century

1.

A wild choral hymn of ancient Greece, especially one dedicated to Dionysus.

2.

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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About Dithyramb

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.

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