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Noun: bacchanalia  ,ba-ku'neyl-yu [N. Amer], ,ba-ku'ney-lee-u [Brit]
  1. A wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
    - orgy, debauch, debauchery, saturnalia, riot, bacchanal, drunken revelry
Noun: Bacchanalia  ,ba-ku'neyl-yu [N. Amer], ,ba-ku'ney-lee-u [Brit]
  1. An orgiastic festival in ancient Greece in honour of Dionysus (= Bacchus)
    - Dionysia

Derived forms: bacchanalias, Bacchanalias

Type of: festival, fete, fĂȘte, revel, revelry

Encyclopedia: Bacchanalia