Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of bacchanal.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I expected DC Beer Week to be a bacchanale, but it turned out to be more of a wedding ceremony, celebrating one of the hot trends in craft brewing: the marriage of American hops and Belgian yeast.

    Beer: A week to remember

  • The handling of scale is masterly: a lovers 'chase can expand into a ferocious group bacchanale in a second; a stageful of violent emotion can be dissipated with a single dancer's shrug.

    Pina Bausch's Tanztheater Wuppertal: Agua

  • At the end, we didn't quite have a full-on bacchanale, but we had a nice pizza party before everyone had to drive home.

    Woodstock 5: Putting It All Together

  • Once upon a time I would have at least given passing consideration to joining in this ridiculous bacchanale.

    June 2nd, 2008

  • For the “rugissements et bondissements, bacchanale et saturnale, galop infernal, ronde du sabbat tout le tremblement,” these words give a most clear, untranslatable idea of the Carnival ball.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • It will be as the lives of the Romans in Greece -- a bacchanale of peculiar formalities.

    Clair de Lune A Play in Two Acts and Six Scenes

  • Wherein we catch, like a bacchanale through thunder,

    Captain Craig: II. III. Captain Craig, Etc

  • For the "rugissements et bondissements, bacchanale et saturnale, galop infernal, ronde du sabbat tout le tremblement," these words give a most clear, untranslatable idea of the Carnival ball.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • This violent bacchanale continues for a full 12 minutes - pushing way beyond the bounds of comedy and into the territory of serious alarm.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • When she discovers a "drunk-ass lesbian" (Bobbi Starr) passed out on her lawn after yet another vagitarian bacchanale, Ireland takes matters in her own hands and starts a petition among proper neighborhood ladies to oust them.

    Fleshbot

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