Word of the Day | Dithyrambic

dithyrambic

\ dith-uh-RAM-bik \ , adjective;

 

1.Wildly enthusiastic.

2.Wildly irregular in form.
3. Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a dithyramb.
Quotes:
“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
Origin:
Dithyrambic is ultimately from dithyrambos , a word of unknown origin but associated with Greek, meaning “a wild choric hymn, originally in honor of Dionysus.”

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