Origin of dithyramb
Examples from the Web for dithyramb
His contribution to choral poetry was the elaboration of the dithyramb.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol I of 2)|John Addington Symonds
This was due to the introduction among the Dorians The dithyramb.
Tragedy—as also Comedy—was at first mere improvisation—the one (tragedy) originated with the leaders of the Dithyramb.
Rhetoric and dithyramb were gone from his speech and habit of mind.Red Fleece|Will Levington Comfort
A Dithyramb was sung at Delphi through the winter months, which at first seems odd.
British Dictionary definitions for dithyramb
Word Origin for dithyramb
Word Origin and History for dithyramb
c.1600, from Latin dithyrambus, from Greek dithyrambos, of unknown origin, perhaps a pre-Hellenic loan-word. A wild choric hymn, originally in honor of Dionysus or Bacchus. Related: Dithyrambic.