Definition of bacchanalian in English:


Syllabification: bac·cha·na·li·an
Pronunciation: /ˌbäkəˈnālēən, ˌbakəˈnālēən


Characterized by or given to drunken revelry; riotously drunken: a bacchanalian orgy
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  • Since medieval times their annual fair was famous not only for its heights of bacchanalian revelry but also for the ferocious brawls that would inevitably break out.
  • After one too many bacchanalian orgies, Timon realizes that he's squandered his entire fortune and turns to his many friends for financial support.
  • What, mused Jean-Pierre, had happened to the bacchanalian orgy we feared and hoped for?

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