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Noun: dithyramb  'di-thi,ram
  1. A wildly enthusiastic speech or piece of writing
  2. (ancient Greece) a passionate hymn (usually in honour of Dionysus)

Derived forms: dithyrambs

Type of: address, anthem, hymn, piece of writing, speech, writing, written material

Encyclopedia: Dithyramb