Dithyrambic Dith`y*ram"bic, a. [L. dithyrambicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. dithyrambique.] Pertaining to, or resembling, a dithyramb; wild and boisterous. ``Dithyrambic sallies.'' --Longfellow. -- n. A dithyrambic poem; a dithyramb. [1913 Webster]

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