Dithyramb (21 words)

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In ancient Greece, an irregular and wildly passionate choral hymn or chant sung in honour of Dionysius at a sacrificial festival.

Editors. "Dithyramb". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=288, accessed 26 October 2016.]

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