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corybantic

[kawr-uh-ban-tik, kor-]
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adjective
  1. frenzied; agitated; unrestrained.
  2. (initial capital letter) Also Cor·y·ban·tian [kawr-uh-ban-shuh n, kor-] /ˌkɔr əˈbæn ʃən, ˌkɒr-/, Cor·y·ban·tine [kawr-uh-ban-tin, -tahyn, kor-] /ˌkɔr əˈbæn tɪn, -taɪn, ˌkɒr-/. of or relating to a Corybant.

Origin of corybantic

First recorded in 1635–45; Corybant + -ic
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Examples from the Web for corybantic

Historical Examples

  • He laid the corybantic young lady in question upon the table to substantiate his statement.

    A Safety Match

    Ian Hay

  • But the machinery—the hideously discordant human orchestra, the corybantic dancing!

    Visionaries

    James Huneker