chiefly • literary
- 1An occasion of wild and drunken revelry.More example sentences
- Through her eyes we observe the absurdities of co-ed dorms and toilets, drunken frat bacchanals, and violent tailgate parties.
- Coming from the comparatively sedate Toronto coffeehouse scene, the brothers were dropped into what must have seemed like a bacchanal.
- The movie tells the story of two middle-aged pals, Miles and Jack, attempting one last bachelor bacchanal before Jack gets married.
- 1.1A drunken reveler.More example sentences
- A few weeks ago, I went to a pool party where a fellow bacchanal was shooting Polaroids of bikini-clad lovelies.
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- another term for bacchanalian.More example sentences
- The blogs have been very successful, the surprise being that students' blogs aren't all bacchanal debauchery but have included some intensely personal writing and some well reasoned commentary.
- What did shock me was that the hip-hop press, perhaps in a guilty, knee-jerk response to the bacchanal hip-hop that essentially gave rise to the genre in the first place, chose to ride along.
- With the proceeds of a very remunerative silent film in which he choreographed and danced a bacchanal scene, he re-channeled his life into a decade of travel and painting.
mid 16th century: from Latin bacchanalis, from the name of the god Bacchus.
More definitions of bacchanalDefinition of bacchanal in:
- The British & World English dictionary