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corybantic

[ kawr-uh-ban-tik, kor- ]
/ ˌkɔr əˈbæn tɪk, ˌkɒr- /
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adjective

frenzied; agitated; unrestrained.
(initial capital letter)Also Cor·y·ban·tian [kawr-uh-ban-shuhn, 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.

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Origin of corybantic

First recorded in 1635–45; Corybant + -ic

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Example sentences from the Web for corybantic

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

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

  • No Bacchic revels on Mount Parnassus were ever more corybantic.

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