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corybantic

[ kawr-uh-ban-tik, kor- ]
/ 藢k蓴r 蓹藞b忙n t瑟k, 藢k蓲r- /
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adjective
frenzied; agitated; unrestrained.
(initial capital letter)Also Cor路y路ban路tian [kawr-uh-ban-shuhn, kor-], /藢k蓴r 蓹藞b忙n 蕛蓹n, 藢k蓲r-/, Cor路y路ban路tine [kawr-uh-ban-tin, -tahyn, kor-]. /藢k蓴r 蓹藞b忙n t瑟n, -ta瑟n, 藢k蓲r-/. of or relating to a Corybant.
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Origin of corybantic

First recorded in 1635鈥45; Corybant + -ic

Words nearby corybantic

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How to use corybantic in a sentence

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

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  • 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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