of, relating to, or of the nature of a dithyramb, or an impassioned oration.
wildly irregular in form.
- dith·y·ram·bi·cal·ly, adverb
- un·dith·y·ram·bic, adjective
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How to use dithyrambic in a sentence
"Let me celebrate, above all, the little red wine," says Ambrose in a brief dithyrambic note.The Secret Glory | Arthur Machen
Popular satisfaction manifested itself in enthusiastic fetes and dithyrambic felicitations.The War Upon Religion | Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
The National Assembly soon tired of Chaumette's dithyrambic utterances.The Elusive Pimpernel | Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Finally, the pages of the Autobiography ring with the dithyrambic praise of his "almost infallible counsellor."On Liberty | John Stuart Mill
Now and then a dithyrambic rapture came over him, especially when there was wine in his blood.Atlantis | Gerhart Hauptmann
British Dictionary definitions for dithyrambic
prosody of or relating to a dithyramb
- dithyrambically, adverb
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