- of, relating to, or of the nature of a dithyramb, or an impassioned oration.
- wildly irregular in form.
- wildly enthusiastic.
Origin of dithyrambic
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Examples from the Web for dithyrambic
And of harp-playing and dithyrambic poetry in general, what would you say?Gorgias
After the politicians, I went to the poets; tragic, dithyrambic, and all sorts.Apology
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.
- prosody of or relating to a dithyramb
- passionately eloquent
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