Definition of corybantic in English:


Line breaks: cory|ban¦tic
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒrɪˈbantɪk


  • Wild; frenzied: rock and roll’s corybantic gyrations
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    • We are at least spared the sight of these noise producers cavorting about the stage in a sort of corybantic frenzy.
    • Where his dexterous playing and effortless meter manipulation often buoyed the band's corybantic compositions, here, he's sadly mollified.
    • Everybody's dead, ‘declares a corybantic Stephanie in the opening line of the play.’


mid 17th century: from Corybantes, Latin name of the priests of Cybele, a Phrygian goddess of nature, who performed wild dances, from Greek Korubantes + -ic.

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