dithyrambic


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dith·y·ramb

 (dĭth′ĭ-răm′, -rămb′)
n.
1. A frenzied, impassioned choric hymn and dance of ancient Greece in honor of Dionysus.
2. An irregular poetic expression suggestive of the ancient Greek dithyramb.
3. A wildly enthusiastic speech or piece of writing.

[Latin dīthyrambus, from Greek dīthurambos.]

dith′y·ramb′ic adj.

dithyrambic

(ˌdɪθɪˈræmbɪk)
adj
1. (Poetry) prosody of or relating to a dithyramb
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) passionately eloquent
ˌdithyˈrambically adv
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Adj.1.dithyrambic - of or in the manner of a dithyramb

dithyrambic

adjective
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Epic poetry and Tragedy, Comedy also and Dithyrambic: poetry, and the music of the flute and of the lyre in most of their forms, are all in their general conception modes of imitation.
Such are Dithyrambic and Nomic poetry, and also Tragedy and Comedy; but between them the difference is, that in the first two cases these means are all employed in combination, in the latter, now one means is employed, now another.
With the spring Hayward grew dithyrambic. He proposed that Philip should come down to Italy.
Now, that the dithyrambic measure is Phrygian is allowed by general consent; and those who are conversant in studies of this sort bring many proofs of it; as, for instance, when Philoxenus endeavoured to compose dithyrambic music for Doric harmony, he naturally fell back again into Phrygian, as being fittest for that purpose; as every one indeed agrees, that the Doric music is most serious, and fittest to inspire courage: and, as we always commend the middle as being between the two extremes, and the Doric has this relation with respect to other harmonies, it is evident that is what the youth ought to be instructed in.
Do you no longer remember the sweet fruits, and the cooling juice in the wild plants of our never-to-be-forgotten home?" said the former inhabitant of the Canary Isles, continuing his dithyrambic.
During the month of August 1881 my brother resolved to reveal the teaching of the Eternal Recurrence, in dithyrambic and psalmodic form, through the mouth of Zarathustra.
After the politicians, I went to the poets; tragic, dithyrambic, and all sorts.
I mean a girl of our civilization which has established a dithyrambic phraseology for the expression of love.
Kleisthenes, participation, and the dithyrambic contests of late archaic and Classical Athens.
Aristotle once said: "Epic poetry and Tragedy, as also Comedy, Dithyrambic poetry, and most flute-playing and lyre-playing, are all, viewed as a whole, modes of imitation" (Politica 1447a).
(43) Contaron con musica de Aaron Copland las siguientes coreografias: Lull (1929), de Helen Tamiris; Sentimental Dance (1930), Olympus Americanus (1931), Dithyrambic (1931) y Appalachian Spring (1943-1944), de Martha Graham; Hear Ye!