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dithyramb (n.)

form of Greek choric composition, c. 1600, from Latin dithyrambus, from Greek dithyrambos, which is of unknown origin, perhaps a pre-Hellenic loan-word. A wild choric hymn, originally in honor of Dionysus or Bacchus, later of other gods, heroes, etc. Related: Dithyrambic.

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Definitions of dithyramb from WordNet

dithyramb (n.)
a wildly enthusiastic speech or piece of writing;
dithyramb (n.)
(ancient Greece) a passionate hymn (usually in honor of Dionysus);
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