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dithyrambic

[dith-uh-ram-bik] /ˌdɪθ əˈræm bɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or of the nature of a dithyramb, or an impassioned oration.
2.
wildly irregular in form.
3.
wildly enthusiastic.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin dithyrambicus < Greek dithyrambikós. See dithyramb, -ic
Related forms
dithyrambically, adverb
undithyrambic, adjective
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  • The time of dithyrambic eulogy is now gone by, and the subject is regarded in a calmer light.
British Dictionary definitions for dithyrambic

dithyrambic

/ˌdɪθɪˈræmbɪk/
adjective
1.
(prosody) of or relating to a dithyramb
2.
passionately eloquent
Derived Forms
dithyrambically, adverb
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