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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Definitions for dithyrambic

  1. Wildly enthusiastic.
  2. Wildly irregular in form.
  3. Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a dithyramb.

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Citations for dithyrambic
"I didn't know anyone could ever become dithyrambic about algebra," said Dick. Joseph A. Altsheler, The Tree of Appomattox
This was the dithyrambic exaltation they had ardently waited for. Bret Harte, A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's and other Stories
Origin of dithyrambic
Dithyrambic is ultimately from dithyrambos, a word of unknown origin but associated with Greek, meaning "a wild choric hymn, originally in honor of Dionysus."