• Bacchanalian Group, from a very old Vase
    Bacchanalian Group, from a very old Vase
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bacchanalianism The practice of bacchanalians; bacchanals; drunken revelry.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bacchanalianism The practice of bacchanalian rites; drunken revelry; riotous festivity.
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In literature:

What a Bacchanalian strain.
"Red Money" by Fergus Hume
One arched and smiling eye showed above the muff and the whole figure was instinct with Bacchanalian mirth.
"New Faces" by Myra Kelly
From the observation of his critics, Basselin appears to have been the FATHER of BACCHANALIAN POETRY in France.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
The gods never repaired more blithely to a Bacchanalian revel on Parnassus.
"Dan Merrithew" by Lawrence Perry
Hungary in general, has a right merry bacchanalian climate.
"Servia, Youngest Member of the European Family" by Andrew Archibald Paton
The table stood as the roisterers had left it; the very wreck and litter of a bacchanalian feast.
"The Master of Appleby" by Francis Lynde
Whatever else might be said of General Drake, his Bacchanalian adventures were those of a gentleman.
"The Tin Soldier" by Temple Bailey
The figures are Bacchanalian.
"Recollections of the late William Beckford of Fonthill, Wilts and Lansdown, Bath" by Henry Venn Lansdown
The high reliefs represent, one a nautical subject, and the other a Bacchanalian one.
"Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Vol VIII" by Various
M. Maurice Bouchor recurred to the bacchanalian model for inspiration; M. Paul Deroulede is tyrtaean and bellicose.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
His celebrated "Ode to Whisky" is one of the finest bacchanalian songs in any language.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
The scientific and bacchanalian conversation was violently interrupted.
"Marguerite de Valois" by Alexandre Dumas
Those must have been bacchanalian days, and supplies never failed.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
But how did this Bacchanalian train get into your household?
"The Lost Manuscript" by Gustav Freytag
We read of the feasts of Lucullus and Bacchanalian orgies.
"The Hillman" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
And up starts a wild, dissolute, bacchanalian glee for seven voices.
"The International Monthly, Volume 4, No. 2, September, 1851" by Various
A bacchanalian chorus of carnival revellers floats up from the street.
"The Complete Opera Book" by Gustav Kobbé
This passage describes the bacchanalian orgies, and gives exquisite touches to certain phases of ancient Roman social life.
"The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. II (of II)" by Walter M. Chandler
Nature is a bacchanalian god who neither bridles nor checks himself.
"A History of Philosophy in Epitome" by Albert Schwegler
All the village then indulge in bacchanalian orgies, not sparing their own relations.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell

In poetry:

A Bacchanalian lord dwelt there,
Unworthy of his name;
He plung'd a father in despair,
And robb'd a maiden's fame.
"The Lass Of Fair Wone" by Charlotte Dacre
But fearful are my Mystae when,
To Bacchanalian hymn,
They wrench the brute from the souls of men
And tear it limb from limb:
"Bacchus [Excerpt]" by Bernard O Dowd

In news:

How to Stage a Bacchanalian Orgy.
Wine tasting is a pastime in its own right, but now it seems this bacchanalian pursuit is developing a pastime of its own.
Three royal weddings, scores of fancy balls, swishing gowns, tottering towers of flowers, bacchanalian buffets and cascades of Champagne.
GO BAAL Peter Mellencamp's adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's early, poetical drama is about the cruelty and demise of a bacchanalian poet who recognizes, curses and is cursed by civilization's thin veneer.
Umbria is the most bacchanalian of jazz festivals.
The trailer for Cedar Rapids is edited to make it look like another version of The Hangover, which makes sense because Ed Helms stars in both movies and they're both comedies about bacchanalian hijinks at a hotel.
How to Stage a Bacchanalian Orgy .