Word of the Day – Bacchanalia

By August 13, 2019 Word of the Day

Bacchanalia (noun)

bak-an-ay-lee-a

1. (historic) The Roman festival of Bacchus.

2. Drunken celebrations

Late 16th century from Latin bacchanalia, neuter plural of the adjective bacchanalis (see

Example sentences

“After Bacchanalia the Romans would continue the debauchery in private quarters”

“I don’t have an issue with the football, it’s the revelry and bacchanalia that follows that keeps me up all night.”

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