Definitions

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  • n. Alternative form of dithyramb.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See dithyramb.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See dithyramb.

Etymologies

Latin (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We speak of a certain wild music in words or rhythm as dithyrambic, like the dithyrambus, that is, the wild choral-singing of the worshippers of Dionysus.

    Greek Studies: a Series of Essays

  • Reisch, however, has suggested [90] that this frieze illustrates the dithyrambus which won the prize on this occasion, and that the variations in the details of the story are due to this.

    The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1

  • My first act, in music strongly characterized, was Tasso; the second in tender harmony, Ovid; and the third, entitled Anacreon, was to partake of the gayety of the dithyrambus.

    The Confessions of J J Rousseau

  • They were strains of joy and exultation, attended with grand processions: and from the same term, dithyrambus, was derived the θριαμβος of the Greeks, and the triumphus of the Romans.

    A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I.

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