(Latin) Bacchanalis. See Bacchanalia.
1. Relating to Bacchus or his festival.2. Engaged in drunken revels; drunken and riotous or noisy.
1. A devotee of Bacchus; one who indulges in drunken revels; one who is noisy and riotous when intoxicated; a carouser. "Tipsy bacchanals." (Shakespeare)2. pl.The festival of Bacchus; the bacchanalia.3. Drunken revelry; an orgy.4. A song or dance in honor of Bacchus.
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From Latin Bacchānālis (“of or pertaining to Bacchus”). See Bacchanalia.
bacchanal (plural bacchanals) A devotee of Bacchus; one who indulges in drunken revels; one who is noisy and riotous when intoxicated; a carouser. Shakespeare: Tipsy bacchanals. (in the plural) The festival of Bacchus; the bacchanalia. Drunken revelry; an orgy. A song or a dance in honor of Bacchus.
Adjective bacchanal (comparative more bacchanal, superlative most bacchanal) Relating to Bacchus or his festival. 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, I: Sweet is the vintage, when the showering grapes / In Bacchanal profusion reel to earth, / Purple and gushing . Engaged in drunken revels; drunken and riotous or noisy.
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