Word of the DayThursday, December 30, 2010
\dith-uh-RAM-bik\ , adjective;
Wildly irregular in form.
Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a dithyramb.
"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
Dithyrambic is ultimately from dithyrambos, a word of unknown origin but associated with Greek, meaning "a wild choric hymn, originally in honor of Dionysus."
POWERED BY 4INFO
Get Word of the Day
Words of the Day