Bacchanal definition

băkə-năl, -näl, băkə-nəl
A drunken or riotous celebration.
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A dance or song in honor of Bacchus.
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The Bacchanalia.
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A participant in the Bacchanalia.
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A reveler.
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Of, relating to, or typical of the worship of Bacchus.
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A worshiper of Bacchus; bacchant or bacchante.
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A drunken carouser.
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The Bacchanalia.
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A drunken party; orgy.
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Of Bacchus or his worship; bacchanalian.
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Carousing.
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Alternative form of bacchanal.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bacchanal
Plural:
bacchanals

Origin of bacchanal

  • From Latin Bacchānālia Bacchanalia

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition