of, relating to, or of the nature of a dithyramb, or an impassioned oration.
wildly irregular in form.
Origin of dithyrambic
1595–1605;Related formsdith·y·ram·bi·cal·ly, adverbun·dith·y·ram·bic, adjective
< Latin dithyrambicus
< Greek dithyrambikós.
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Examples from the Web for dithyrambic
Historical Examples of dithyrambic
And of harp-playing and dithyrambic poetry in general, what would you say?
After the politicians, I went to the poets; tragic, dithyrambic, and all sorts.
It is glorified for popularity, and is a subject of dithyrambic rhetoric.
Why then should we not join in dithyrambic oratory, and set all our mores to optimism?
"Patriotic" history and dithyrambic literature never can do it.
British Dictionary definitions for dithyrambic
Derived Formsdithyrambically, adverb
prosody of or relating to a dithyramb
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