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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (ancient Greece) a passionate hymn (usually in honor of Dionysus); A wildly enthusiastic speech or piece of writing.

Usage examples (29)
  • His last letter is a kind of dithyramb about "Lohengrin," which naturally predisposes me favourably towards the man.
  • Suppose you sang your dithyramb, and by chance some piece of bad luck did happen.
  • Simonides wrote a dithyramb on Memnon and Tithonus; Pindar, on Orion and on Heracles.
  • They are the chorus round his altar; if he raised his arm they would sing a dithyramb. for more
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