of or relating to the phallus carried in ancient festivals of Bacchus.
grossly indecent; obscene.
Classical Prosody. noting or pertaining to any of several meters employed in hymns sung in Bacchic processions.
a poem in ithyphallic meter.
an indecent poem.
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How to use ithyphallic in a sentence
A composite metre, an anapaestic paroemiac followed by a trochaic ithyphallic.The Oxford Book of Latin Verse | Various
The ithyphallic, which was marked by a succession of three trochees at the end of the line, was the most distinguished.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol I of 2) | John Addington Symonds
ithyphallic, ith-i-fal′ik, adj. pertaining to certain rites: obscene.
No ithyphallic 165images or figures of gods have been found.Introduction to the History of Religions | Crawford Howell Toy
Represented as ithyphallic, with two tall plumes on his head, the right arm upraised and bearing a scourge.
British Dictionary definitions for ithyphallic
prosody (in classical verse) of or relating to the usual metre in hymns to Bacchus
of or relating to the phallus carried in the ancient festivals of Bacchus
(of sculpture and graphic art) having or showing an erect penis
prosody a poem in ithyphallic metre
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